Racing and (E)Racing Language: Living with the Color of Our Words

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Juni 2001



Explores poetry, critical essays, personal narrative, dialogue, and political speech of diverse ethnic groups in America's history.This anthology -- the first of its kind -- considers the poetry, critical analysis of literature and language, personal narrative, dialogue and political speech by African American, Asian American, and European American authors. Racing and (E)Racing explores genres in American literature from the 1850s through the 1990s -- from work songs to poetry; from fiction to theater. This book sheds light on many kinds of American language and throws into relief the written word as a shifting common ground -- a charged and unpredictable space -- where different voices, ethnic groups, and classes exert different kinds and varying degrees of influence on one another.


- "Allegories of Exposure: The Heroic Slave and the Heroic Agnostics of Frederick Douglass," Ellen J. Goldner; - "Toward an Antiracist Feminism," Kathy Engel; - "Metaphors of Race and Psychological Damage in the 1940s American South: The Writings of Lillian Smith," McKay Jenkins; - "Time, Jazz, and the Racial Subject: Lawson Inada's Jazz Poetics," Juliana Chang; - "A Legacy of Healing: Words, African Americans, and Power," Keith Gilyard; - " 'Nothing Solid': Racial Identity and Identifications in Fifth Chinese Daughter and Wilshire Bus," Wendy Motooka; - "White," Safiya Henderson-Holmes


Ellen J. Goldner is associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. She has contributed to many publications including Melus and Studies in American Fiction. Safiya Henderson-Holmes is associate professor of English at Syracuse University where she teaches poetry and creative writing. She is the author of Madness and a Bit of Hope and Daily Bread.
EAN: 9780815628910
ISBN: 0815628919
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2001
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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