African-American Literature and Culture Ser. With a poet's lyricism and a musician's ear for rhythm, she continually seeks new ways to confront the barriers, traumas, insecurities, and prejudices oppressing black women, and, by extension, all women. After the Pain: Critical Essays on Gayl Jones is the first comprehensive collection of essays dedicated solely to the exploration of Jones's work. Ranging from analyses of her use of language and music to reevaluations of her representation of sexuality and gender roles to examinations of the oft-overlooked connections between Latin America and African Americans, each of these essays investigates Jones's desire to continually complicate the process of identity formation.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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A frican A merican R eview is a scholarly aggregation of insightful essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. A frican A merican R eview AAR is a refereed journal that publishes critical essays on African American literature, film, fine and performing arts, and culture generally; interviews; "Forgotten Manuscripts" features; poetry; fiction; and book reviews. AAR does not consider previously published works or simultaneous submissions. By submitting your work to AAR, you agree that it has not been published previously and is not under consideration elsewhere. Any violation of this policy will result in an immediate withdrawal of the submission by the editors. If you are found to have submitted any work to this journal while having also submitted to another, you will be banned for three years for the infraction. If any contract signed by the author must be revoked either by the author or by AAR because a simultaneous submission results in the revocation of said contract, the author will be restricted from consideration for publication in perpetuity.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
African American literature , body of literature written by Americans of African descent. Beginning in the pre-Revolutionary War period, African American writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious , dialogue with American letters. The result is a literature rich in expressive subtlety and social insight, offering illuminating assessments of American identities and history. Although since African American writers, led by Toni Morrison , have earned widespread critical acclaim, this literature has been recognized internationally as well as nationally since its inception in the late 18th century.
This ground-breaking volume provides scholars with a sustained exploration of human sexuality as an integral part of gender studies. Makward, Miriam C. Gyimah, Keith M. They look at characterization, textual and filmic structure and plot in terms of identification, and this not always traditionally. The contributors raise major questions and also provide background information on the prevailing views on gender and sexuality, differences of viewpoint between literature and film, men and women, males and females, the evolution of human sexuality throughout African history, and what genre and race have got to do with it.