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Author Callahan, Monique-Adelle.

Title Between the lines : literary transnationalism and African American poetics / by Monique-Adelle Callahan
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 183 pages)
Series Imagining the Americas
Imagining the Americas.
Contents What is between the lines -- Translations of transnational black icons in the poetics of Frances Harper -- Signs of blood: redemption songs and "American" poetry beyond borders -- Write the vision: gender and nation beyond emancipation -- Prison breaks: modes of escape in Auta de Souza's poetics of freedom -- Where do we go from here?: the implications of textual migrations -- Afrodescendente history as/and transnational poetics
Summary This work examines the role of women poets of African descent in shaping the history of the Americas. Focusing on three women whose poetry wrestled with the sociopolitical predicaments of the late 19th century, the book ventures a broader definition of African American literature by placing it in a hemispheric context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ayala, Cristina, 1856- -- Criticism and interpretation
Souza, Auta de, 1876-1901 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ayala, Cristina, 1856-
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.
Souza, Auta de, 1876-1901.
Poetry -- Black authors.
Transnationalism in literature.
Poetics -- History
Slavery in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Poetry -- Black authors.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Transnationalism in literature.
America -- Literatures -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199876693