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Against a sharp white background : infrastructures of African American print

Author: Brigitte Fielder; Jonathan Senchyne
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: History of print and digital culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers elements of production, circulation, and reception of African American writing across a range of genres and contexts. This collection challenges mainstream book history and print culture to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018045768
(OCoLC)1065543315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brigitte Fielder; Jonathan Senchyne
ISBN: 9780299321536 0299321533
OCLC Number: 1100625745
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Infrastructures of African American Print (Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne); Section I. Infrastructures; Slavery, Black Visual Culture, and the Promises and Problems of Print in the Work of David Drake, Theaster Gates, and Glenn Ligon (P. Gabrielle Foreman); "The Books You've Waited For": Ebony Magazine, the Johnson Book Division, and Black History in Print (E. James West); Making Lists, Keeping Time: Infrastructures of Black Inquiry, 1900-1950 (Laura E. Helton) Parsing the Special Characters of African American Print Culture: Mary Ann Shadd and the * Limits of Search (Jim Casey)Section II. Paratexts; Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return and the Antiblackness of the Book as an Object (Beth A. McCoy and Jasmine Y. Montgomery); Performative Paratexts: Postblackness, Law, and the Periodization of African American Literature (Jesse A. Goldberg); Richard Wright between Two Fronts: Black Boy in the Black Metropolis (Kinohi Nishikawa) Imitation, Racialization, and Interpretive Norms: Nella Larsen's "Plagiarized" Story in The Forum (Barbara Hochman)Section III. Formats; Visionary History: Recovering William J. Wilson's "Afric-American Picture Gallery" (John Ernest, Rian Bowie, Leif Eckstrom, and Britt Rusert); Centering Black Women in the Black Chicago Renaissance: Katherine Williams-Irvin, Olive Diggs, and "New Negro Womanhood" (Aria S. Halliday); The Slave Narrative Unbound (Michaël Roy); The Walking Book (Bryan Sinche); Contributors; Index
Series Title: History of print and digital culture.
Responsibility: edited by Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne.

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