African American Literary Theory A Reader

ISBN-10: 081475810X

ISBN-13: 9780814758106

Edition: 2000

Authors: Winston Napier

List price: $35.00 Buy it from $24.12
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

This text documents the texts and arguments in African American literary theory from the 1920s to the present. It examines political and cultural issues in the interpretation of texts, giving an historical analysis of how literary theory was shaped.
New Starting from $40.23
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Italian Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Portuguese Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Winston Napier is E. Franklin Frazier Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Critical Theory at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The 1920s to the 1960s: Affirming a Black Aesthetic
Criteria of Negro Art
The Negro-Art Hokum
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
Characteristics of Negro Expression
Blueprint for Negro Writing
What White Publishers Won't Print
Self-Criticism: The Third Dimension in Culture
Expressive Language
Brave Words for a Startling Occasion
And Shine Swam On: An Afterword
The Black Writer and His Role
The 1970s: The Onset of Theory and the Emergence of Black Feminist Critique
Some Reflections on the Black Aesthetic
Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetic
Inside the Funk Shop: A Word on Black Words
Saturation: Progress Report on a Theory of Black Poetry
On the Criticism of Black American Literature: One View of the Black Aesthetic
Toward a Black Feminist Criticism
Preface to Blackness: Text and Pretext
The 1980s: Poststructuralism and the Growth of Feminist Theory
New Directions for Black Feminist Criticism
Generational Shifts and the Recent Criticism of Afro-American Literature
Some Implications of Womanist Theory
Belief, Theory, and Blues: Notes for a Post-Structuralist Criticism of Afro-American Literature
"Woman's Era": Rethinking Black Feminist Theory
Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book
The Race for Theory
The Black Canon: Reconstructing Black American Literary Criticism
"What's Love Got to Do with It?": Critical Theory, Integrity, and the Black Idiom
In Dubious Battle
"Who the Cap Fit": Unconsciousness and Unconscionableness in the Criticism of Houston A. Baker, Jr., and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Appropriative Gestures: Theory and Afro-American Literary Criticism
Introduction to The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism
Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics, and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition
Black Feminist Theory and the Representation of the "Other"
The 1990s: Feminist Expansions, Queer Theory, and the Turn to Cultural Studies
Revision and (Re)membrance: A Theory of Literary Structures in Literature by African-American Women Writers
Toward a Black Gay Aesthetic: Signifying in Contemporary Black Gay Literature
Theoretical Returns
Phallus(ies) of Interpretation: Toward Engendering the Black Critical "I"
Nationalism and Social Division in Black Arts Poetry of the 1960s
The Problems with Silence and Exclusiveness in the African American Literary Community
Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality
Some Glances at the Black Fag: Race, Same-Sex Desire, and Cultural Belonging
The Crisis in Black American Literary Criticism and the Postmodern Cures of Houston A. Baker, Jr., and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
A Black Man's Place in Black Feminist Criticism
Black Feminist Thinking: The "Practice" of "Theory"
"All the Things You Could Be by Now, If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother": Psychoanalysis and Race
Tearing the Goat's Flesh: Homosexuality, Abjection, and the Production of a Late Twentieth-Century Black Masculinity
African Signs and Spirit Writing
Mapping the Interstices between Afro-American Cultural Discourse and Cultural Studies: A Prolegomenon
Cultural Narratives Passed On: African American Mourning Stories
Introduction to Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures
Malcolm's Conk and Danto's Colors; or, Four Logical Petitions Concerning Race, Beauty, and Aesthetics
Suggested Readings since the 1970s for African American Literary/Cultural Theory: A Select Bibliography
Contributors
Permissions
Index
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×