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Title African American literature in transition, 1900-1910 / edited by Shirley Moody-Turner
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages) : illustrations
Series African American literature in transition
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Series information -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology, 1900-1910 -- Introduction -- Summary of Part I, ''Transitions in African American Authorship, Publishing, and the Visual Arts'' -- Summary of Part II, ''New Negro Aesthetics and Transitions in Genre and Form'' -- Summary of Part III, ''Modernist Masculinities and Transitions in Black Leadership'' -- Summary of Part IV, ''Remapping the Turn of the Twentieth Century'' -- Notes
Part I Transitions in African American Authorship, Publishing, and the Visual Arts -- Chapter 1 Black Bibliographers and the Category of Negro Authorship -- Collecting Negro Authors at the End of the Century -- Cataloging ''every rumor or inkling'': Daniel Murray's Bibliographia-Africania -- Cataloging ''this sum of accomplishment'': Du Bois's Select Bibliography of the American Negro -- A Literary Museum: Curating Negro Authorship -- Conclusion: Infrastructures for a ''view of themselves'' -- Notes -- Chapter 2 Transitions in African American Book Publishing and Print Culture
Facts from Florida and Wetherell's Nascent White Activist Voice -- A White Message in a Black Envelope: Wetherell's In Free America as the Colored Co-operative's Imprint -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- Chapter 3 Reevaluating African American Art before the Harlem Renaissance -- Notes -- Part II New Negro Aesthetics and Transitions in Genre and Form -- Chapter 4 African American Novels and the New Slavery in the New South -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Anti-Lynching Poetry and the Poetics of Protest -- Protesting Lynching and Shaping the ''Coming Woman''
Priscilla Jane Thompson's ''A Southern Scene'' (1900) -- Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman's Recitations (1902) -- Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer's Prejudice Unveiled (1907) -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6 The Politics of Performance, Character, and Literary Genre in Transition -- African American Representation in Literature: From Racial Realism to Ethnic Performance -- The Nadir and Representations of Black Character -- Dueling Performances of Black Character in the Progressive Era -- The Performance and Representation of Black Progress in Hagar's Daughter -- Notes
Part III Modernist Masculinities and Transitions in Black Leadership -- Chapter 7 Charting the Tensions between Optimism and Despair at Mid-Decade -- Literary Transitions -- Education and School Policy -- Racial Unrest -- December 1906 -- Notes -- Chapter 8 W. E. B. Du Bois and Transitions in Black Intellectual Thought -- Notes -- Chapter 9 Celebrity and Transitions in Black Masculinity at the Turn of the Century -- Jack Johnson and Black Masculinity: A Short History -- Representative Man -- The Wizard of Tuskegee -- The Professor -- Writer of the Color Line -- Moment of Transition -- Notes
Summary "African American Literature in Transition 1900- 1910 offers a wide ranging, multi-disciplinary approach to early twentieth century African American literature and culture. It showcases the literary and cultural productions that took shape in the critical years after Reconstruction, but before the Harlem Renaissance, the period known as the nadir of African American history. It undercovers the dynamic work being done by Black authors, painters, photographers, poets, editors, boxers, and entertainers to shape 'New Negro' identities and to chart a new path for a new century. The book is structured into four key areas: Black publishing and print culture; innovations in genre and form; the race, class and gender politics of literary and cultural production; and new geographies of Black literary history. These overarching themes, along with the introduction of established figures and movement, alongside lesser known texts and original research, offer a radical re-conceptualization of this critical, but understudied period in African American literary history. Shirley Moody-Turner is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation (2013) and Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon (2103). She is an award-winning teacher in the departments of English and African American Studies at Penn State University and codirector of the Center for Black Digital Research. She is a former fellow of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 02, 2021)
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
African Americans in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
African Americans in literature
African Americans -- Intellectual life
American literature -- African American authors
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Moody-Turner, Shirley, editor.
LC no. 2021023993
ISBN 9781108380669
1108380662
9781108390170
110839017X