The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History Book

The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History


  • Author : K. Schultz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137082428

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The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History Excerpt :

Analyzing the poets Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Amiri Baraka, this study charts the Afro-Modernist epic. Within the context of Classical epic traditions, early 20th-century American modernist long poems, and the griot traditions of West Africa, Schultz reveals diasporic consciousness in the representation of African American identities.

The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History Book

The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History


  • Author : K. Schultz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137082428

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The Afro Modernist Epic and Literary History Excerpt :

Analyzing the poets Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Amiri Baraka, this study charts the Afro-Modernist epic. Within the context of Classical epic traditions, early 20th-century American modernist long poems, and the griot traditions of West Africa, Schultz reveals diasporic consciousness in the representation of African American identities.

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic Book

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic


  • Author : Václav Paris
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198868217

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The Evolutions of Modernist Epic Excerpt :

Explores how modernist national narrative successively reimagined the evolutionary epic from the 1910s to the 1930s.

African American Literature  An Encyclopedia for Students Book

African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students


  • Author : Hans A. Ostrom
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-11-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440871511

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African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students Excerpt :

This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature

A Companion to Modernist Poetry Book

A Companion to Modernist Poetry


  • Author : David E. Chinitz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118604441

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A Companion to Modernist Poetry Excerpt :

Offering a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field,A Companion to Modernist Poetry provides readers withdetailed discussions of individual poets, ‘schools’ and‘movements’ within modernist poetry, and the culturaland historical context of the modernist period. Provides an in-depth and accessible summary of the latesttrends in the study of modernist poetry Balances discussion of individual poets, ‘schools’,and ‘movements’ with in-depth literary and historicalcontext Brings recent scholarship to bear on the subject of modernistpoetry while also providing guidance on poets who are historicallyimportant Edited by highly respected and notable critics in the field whohave a broad knowledge of current debates and of rising and seniorscholars in the field

Counterfeit Culture Book

Counterfeit Culture


  • Author : Rob Turner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108428484

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Counterfeit Culture Excerpt :

Explores the possibility of writing epic in an age of alternative facts.

Outside Literary Studies Book

Outside Literary Studies


  • Author : Andy Hines
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226818573

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Outside Literary Studies Excerpt :

A timely reconsideration of the history of the profession, Outside Literary Studies investigates how midcentury Black writers built a critical practice tuned to the struggle against racism and colonialism. This striking contribution to Black literary studies examines the practices of Black writers in the mid-twentieth century to revise our understanding of the institutionalization of literary studies in America. Andy Hines uncovers a vibrant history of interpretive resistance to university-based New Criticism by Black writers of the American left. These include well-known figures such as Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry as well as still underappreciated writers like Melvin B. Tolson and Doxey Wilkerson. In their critical practice, these and other Black writers levied their critique from “outside” venues: behind the closed doors of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, in the classroom at a communist labor school under FBI surveillance, and in a host of journals. From these vantages, Black writers not only called out the racist assumptions of the New Criticism, but also defined Black literary and interpretive practices to support communist and other radical world-making efforts in the mid-twentieth century. Hines’s book thus offers a number of urgent contributions to literary studies: it spotlights a canon of Black literary texts that belong to an important era of anti-racist struggle, and it fills in the pre-history of the rise of Black studies and of ongoing Black dissent against the neoliberal university.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry Book

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry


  • Author : Walter Kalaidjian
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107040366

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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry Excerpt :

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry offers a critical overview of major and emerging American poets of the twentieth century.

World Literature and the Geographies of Resistance Book

World Literature and the Geographies of Resistance


  • Author : Joel Nickels
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108428491

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World Literature and the Geographies of Resistance Excerpt :

This book approaches world literature as an archive of strategies for resistance, and focuses on the nonstate organization of democratic processes. It is for readers, graduates, and scholars in the humanities interested in thinking about literature as a way of conceptualizing global forms of resistance.

The Patriot Poets Book

The Patriot Poets


  • Author : Stephen J. Adams
  • Publisher : MQUP
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773555945

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The Patriot Poets Excerpt :

Since before the Declaration of Independence, poets have shaped a collective imagination of nationhood at critical points in American history. In The Patriot Poets Stephen Adams considers major odes and "progress poems" that address America's destiny in the face of slavery, the Civil War, imperialist expansion, immigration, repeated financial boom and bust, gross social inequality, racial and gendered oppression, and the rise of the present-day corporate oligarchy. Adams elucidates how poets in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries addressed political crises from a position of patriotic idealism and how military interventions overseas in Cuba and in the Philippines increasingly caused poets to question the actions of those in power. He traces competing loyalties through major works of writers at both extremes of the political spectrum, from the radical Republican versus Confederate voices of the Civil War, through New Deal liberalism versus the lost-cause propaganda of the defeated South and the conservative isolationism of the 1930s, and after the Second World War, the renewed hope of Black leaders and the existential alienation of Allen Ginsberg's counter-culture. Blazing a new path of critical discourse, Adams questions why America, of all nations, has appeared to rule out politics as a subject fit for poetry. His answer draws connections between familiar touchstones of American poetry and significant yet neglected writing by Philip Freneau, Sidney Lanier, Archibald MacLeish, William Vaughn Moody, Muriel Rukeyser, Genevieve Taggard, Allen Tate, Henry Timrod, Melvin B. Tolson, and others. An illuminating and pioneering work, The Patriot Poets provides a rich understanding of the ambivalent relationship American poets and poems have had with nation, genre, and the public.

Kendrick Lamar s To Pimp a Butterfly Book

Kendrick Lamar s To Pimp a Butterfly


  • Author : Sequoia Maner
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2022-05-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501377488

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Kendrick Lamar s To Pimp a Butterfly Excerpt :

Breaking the global record for streams in a single day, nearly 10 million people around the world tuned in to hear Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album in the hours after its release. To Pimp a Butterfly was widely hailed as an instant classic, garnering laudatory album reviews, many awards, and even a canonized place in Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois archive. Why did this strangely compelling record stimulate the emotions and imaginations of listeners? This book takes a deep dive into the sounds, images, and lyrics of To Pimp a Butterfly to suggest that Kendrick appeals to the psyche of a nation in crisis and embraces the development of a radical political conscience. Kendrick breathes fresh life into the Black musical protest tradition and cultivates a platform for loving resistance. Combining funk, jazz, and spoken word, To Pimp a Butterfly's expansive sonic and lyrical geography brings a high level of innovation to rap music. More importantly, Kendrick's introspective and philosophical songs compel us to believe in a future where, perhaps, we gon' be alright.

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement Book

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement


  • Author : Verner D. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538101469

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Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement Excerpt :

This reference identifies key contributors to the Black Arts Movement, the name given to a group of poets, artists, dramatists, musicians, and writers who emerged in the wake of the Black Power Movement. This book also discusses major works produced during the period, as well as significant publications, influential groups, and organizations.

Recalling Recitation in the Americas Book

Recalling Recitation in the Americas


  • Author : Janet Neigh
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Oral interpretation of poetry
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487501839

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Recalling Recitation in the Americas Excerpt :

Spoken word is one of the most popular styles of poetry in North America. While its prevalence is often attributed to the form's strong ties to oral culture, Recalling Recitation in the Americas reveals how poetry memorization and recitation curricula, shaped by British Imperial policy, influenced contemporary performance practices. During the early twentieth century, educators frequently used the recitation of canonical poems to instill "proper" speech and behaviour in classrooms in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. Janet Neigh critically analyses three celebrated performance poets - E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake (1861-1913), Langston Hughes (1902-1967), and Louise Bennett (1919-2006) - who refashioned recitation to cultivate linguistic diversity and to resist its disciplinary force. Through an examination of the dialogues among their poetic projects, Neigh illuminates how their complicated legacies as national icons obscure their similar approaches to resisting Anglicization. Recalling Recitation in the Americas focuses on the unexplored relationship between education history and literary form and establishes the far-reaching effects of poetry memorization and recitation on the development of modern performance poetry in North America.

Poetics and Justice in America  Japan  and Taiwan Book

Poetics and Justice in America Japan and Taiwan


  • Author : Dean Anthony Brink
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-06-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793627919

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Poetics and Justice in America Japan and Taiwan Excerpt :

Focusing on literary language in popular media and performative venues, this book demonstrates how poetry is capable of meeting the challenges of calling out institutional entitlements and embodying change. Examining emergent communities, the author shows how contemporary poetry implicates itself in social and ecological relations or risks irrelevancy.

Writing Australian Unsettlement Book

Writing Australian Unsettlement


  • Author : Michael Farrell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137465412

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Writing Australian Unsettlement Excerpt :

A bold work of synthetic scholarship, Writing Australian Unsettlement argues that the history of Australian literature contains the rough beginnings of a new literacy. Michael Farrell reads songs, letters and visual poems by Indigenous farmers and stockmen, the unpunctuated journals of early settler women, drover tree-messages and carved clubs, and a meta-commentary on settlement from Moore River (the place escaped from in The Rabbit-Proof Fence) in order to rethink old forms. The book borrows the figure of the assemblage to suggest the active and revisable nature of Australian writing, arguing against the "settling" effects of its prior editors, anthologists, and historians. Avoiding the advancement of a new canon, Farrell offers instead an unsettled space in which to rethink Australian writing.