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  1. Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

    By Jennifer Lee Jordan Heinert

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study analyzes the relationship between race and genre in four of Toni Morrison’s novels: The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, Jazz, and Beloved. Heinert argues how Morrison’s novels revise conventional generic forms such as bildungsroman, folktales, slave narratives, and the formal realism of the...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Travel Writing and Atrocities

    Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo

    By Robert Burroughs

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    This book examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded slave regimes in the Congo Free State, Portuguese West Africa, and the Putumayo district of the Amazon rainforest during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. During this time, British explorers,...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Recharting the Black Atlantic

    Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections

    Edited by Annalisa Oboe, Anna Scacchi

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices, and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history....

    Published July 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

    By Mariam Konaté Deme

    Series: African Studies

    There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  5. Politics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Native American Literature

    Across Every Border

    By Matthew Herman

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

    Over the last twenty years, Native American literary studies has taken a sharp political turn. In this book, Matthew Herman provides the historical framework for this shift and examines the key moments in the movement away from cultural analyses toward more politically inflected and motivated...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Race, Immigration, and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner

    By Randy Boyagoda

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global...

    Published December 6th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Darwin in Atlantic Cultures

    Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...

    Published November 10th 2009 by Routledge

  8. White Supremacy in Children's Literature

    Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900

    By Donnarae MacCann

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture: it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that...

    Published November 16th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Toni Morrison's Fiction

    Contemporary Criticism

    Edited by David L. Middleton

    Series: Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 31st 1999 by Routledge

  10. Black Women Playwrights

    Visions on the American Stage

    By Carol P. Marsh-Lockett

    Edited by Carol P. Marsh-Lockett

    Series: Studies in Modern Drama

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 30th 1998 by Routledge