King, Lovalerie

New Essays on the African American Novel

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Lovalerie King, Linda F. Selzer

2. Anna Julia Cooper, Charles Chesnutt, and The Hampton Folklore Society—Constructing a Black Folk Aesthetic through Folklore and Memory
Shirley C. Moody

3. Blues Narratology and the African American Novel
Andrew Scheiber

4. “—And I Might Even Be Said to Possess a Mind”: Hibernation, Psychoanalysis, and Schizophrenia in Invisible Man
James Sterling King

5. “A Different Kind of Experiment”: Clarence Major’s Dirty Bird Blues and the Music of Visibility
William R. Nash

6. Dreaming and Waking in Wonderland: Faith and the Good Thing and Charles Johnson’s Fairy Tale Fictions
Gena E. Chandler

7. Dancing Minds and Plays in the Dark: Intersections of Fiction and Critical Texts in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora, Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters, and Toni Morrison’s Paradise
Dana A. Williams

8. Railroading the Novel: Gayl Jones’s Mosquito
Sarah Jane Cervenak

9. Reaping What She Sows: The Evolution of African American Female Bildung and the Journey to Self from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God to Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower
Brenda R. Smith

10. Seeking Space to Save Humanity: Spatial Realignments as a Structuring Motif in Octavia E. Butler’s Clay’s Ark
Mildred R. Mickle

11. Specters of Public Massacre: Violence and the Collective in Toni Morrison’s Paradise
Shreerekha Subramanian

12. The Literate Pimp: Robert Beck, Iceberg Slim, and Pimping the African American Novel
Candice Love Jackson

13. Edward Christopher Williams and the Other Washington Novel
Jeffrey Charis-Carlson

14. Stomping the Blues No More? Hip Hop Aesthetics and Contemporary African American Literature
Richard Schur

15. The Rise of Colson Whitehead: Hi-Tech Narratives and Literary Ascent
Howard Rambsy

16. “Nothing But A Man”: Racial Identity and Musical Production in John Henry Days
Michael New

Keywords: Literature, North American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Fiction

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