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Within the circle : an antology of African American literary criticism from th harlem renaissance to the present

Author: Angelyn Mitchell
Publisher: London : Duke University Press, ©1994.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelyn Mitchell
ISBN: 0822315440 9780822315445
OCLC Number: 860577610
Description: xii, 532 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments xiIntroduction: Voices Within the Circle: A Historical Overview of African American Literary Criticism 1I. The Harlem Renaissance The New Negro / Alain Locke 21The Negro in American Literature / William Stanley Braithwaite 32The Gift of Laughter / Jessie Fauset 45The Negro-Art Hokum / George S. Schuyler 51The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain / Langston Hughes 55Criteria of Negro Art / W.E.B. DuBois 60Our Literary Audience / Sterling A. Brown 69Characteristics of Negro Expression / Zora Neale Hurston 79II. Humanistic/Ethical Criticism and the Protest Tradition Blueprint for Negro Writing / Richard Wright 97American Negro Literature / J. Saunders Redding 107What White Publishers Won't Print / Zora Neale Hurston 117New Poets / Margaret Walker 122Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity / Ralph Ellison 134Everybody's Protest Novel / James Baldwin 149Integration and Race Literature / Arthur P. Davis 156III. The Black Arts Movement The Myth of a "Negro Literature" / LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) 165Ethnic Impact in American Literature: Reflections on a Course / George E. Kent 172The Black Arts Movement / Larry Neal 184Towards a Black Aesthetic / Hoyt W. Fuller 199Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetic / Addison Gayle, Jr. 207Toward a Definition: Black Poetry of the Sixties (After LeRoi Jones) / Don L. Lee (Haki Madhubuti) 213Tripping with Black Writing / Sarah Webster Fabio 224IV. Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and the African-American Critic Preface to Blackness: Text and Pretext / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 245I Rose and Found My Voice: Narration, Authentication, and Authored Control in Four Slave Narratives / Robert B. Stepto 256Generational Shifts and the Recent Criticism of Afro-American Literature / Houston A. Baker, Jr. 282Literary Production: A Silence in Afro-American Critical Practice / W. Lawrence Hogue 329The Race for Theory / Barbara Christian 348Appropriate Gestures: Theory and Afro-American Literary Criticism / Michael Awkward 360Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature / Toni Morrison 368V. Gender, Theory, and African-American Feminist Criticism In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens / Alice walker 401Toward a Black Feminist Criticism / Barbara Smith 410New Directions for Black Feminist Criticism / Deborah E. McDowell 428"The Darkened Eye Restored": Notes Toward a Literary History of Black Women / Mary Helen Washington 442Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book / Hortense J. Spillers 454Gender and Afro-Americanist Literary Theory and Criticism / Valerie Smith 482But What Do We Think We're Doing Anyway: The State of Black Feminist Criticism(s) or My Version of a Little Bit of History / Barbara Christian 499Some Implications for Related Reading 523Acknowledgment of Copyrights 526About the Critics 528Index of Selected Names 531
Responsibility: edited by Angelyn Mitchell.

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