Search results for: the-addison-gayle-jr-reader

The Addison Gayle Jr Reader

Author : Addison Gayle (Jr.)
File Size : 23.32 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 610
Read : 481
Download »
This reader collects sixty of the personal essays, critical articles, and other seminal works of Addison Gayle Jr., one of the most influential figures in African American literary criticism and a key pioneer in the Black Arts/Black Aesthetic Movement. The volume contains selective essays that represent the range of Gayle's writing on such subjects as relationships between father and son, cultural nationalism, racism, black aesthetics, black criticism, and black literature. The collection, the first of its kind, includes definitive essays such as "Blueprint for Black Criticism," "The Harlem Renaissance: Toward a Black Aesthetic," and "Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetics."

The Addison Gayle Jr Reader

Author : Addison Gayle
File Size : 83.91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 149
Read : 350
Download »
A representative selection of Addison Gayle Jr.'s crucial work on Black aesthetics and Black literature

The Way of the New World

Author : Addison Gayle (Jr.)
File Size : 43.32 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 108
Read : 1333
Download »
This is a panoramic critical study of more than a century of black literature, focusing on the novel to develop new ideas and literary criticism, aesthetics, and the role of the artist in society. The duel roles of the writer--as "combatant" against an oppressive society, and as creator of artifact, a familiar subject in the literature of criticism, is given new treatment here. Arguing persuasively against what he sees as the false dichotomy between "sociology" and "pure literature," Addison Gayle, Jr., takes the novel as his model in his discussion. All literature, but most particularly the novel, is the product of the writer's creative imagination, enhanced and filled out by political, social,and historical factors in his experience. Therefore, the presence of sociological statements is not merely legitimate in the novel but integral to it. Gayle takes the reader through more than a century of literature, offering highly controversial analysis of the works of both black and white writers, including James Baldwin, John A. Williams, Chester Himes, Normal Mailer, and William Styron.

African American Philosophers and Philosophy

Author : Stephen Ferguson II
File Size : 49.29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 846
Read : 695
Download »
This book presents the first introduction to African American academic philosophers, exploring their concepts and ideas and revealing the critical part they have played in the formation of philosophy in the USA. The book begins with the early years of educational attainment by African American philosophers in the 1860s. To demonstrate the impact of their philosophical work on general problems in the discipline, chapters are broken down into four major areas of study: Axiology, Social Science, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Science. Providing personal narratives on individual philosophers and examining the work of figures such as H. T. Johnson, William D. Johnson, Joyce Mitchell Cooke, Adrian Piper, William R. Jones, Roy D. Morrison, Eugene C. Holmes, and William A. Banner, the book challenges the myth that philosophy is exclusively a white academic discipline. Packed with examples of struggles and triumphs, this engaging introduction is a much-needed approach to studying philosophy today.

The Teaching Archive

Author : Rachel Sagner Buurma
File Size : 48.75 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 721
Read : 616
Download »
The Teaching Archive shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up “the teaching archive”—the syllabuses, course descriptions, lecture notes, and class assignments—of critics and scholars including T. S. Eliot, Caroline Spurgeon, I. A. Richards, Edith Rickert, J. Saunders Redding, Edmund Wilson, Cleanth Brooks, Josephine Miles, and Simon J. Ortiz. This new history of English rewrites what we know about the discipline by showing how students helped write foundational works of literary criticism and how English classes at community colleges and HBCUs pioneered the reading methods and expanded canons that came only belatedly to the Ivy League. It reminds us that research and teaching, which institutions often imagine as separate, have always been intertwined in practice. In a contemporary moment of humanities defunding, the casualization of teaching, and the privatization of pedagogy, The Teaching Archive offers a more accurate view of the work we have done in the past and must continue to do in the future.

A Literary Life of Sutton E Griggs

Author : John Cullen Gruesser
File Size : 24.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 752
Read : 776
Download »
Writing, publishing, and marketing five politically engaged novels that appeared between 1899 and 1908, Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) was among the most prolific African American authors at the turn of the twentieth century. In contrast to his Northern contemporaries Paul Laurence Dunbar and Charles Chesnutt, Griggs, as W. E. B. Du Bois remarked, "spoke primarily to the Negro race," using his own Nashville-based publishing company to produce four of his novels. Griggs pastored Baptist churches in three Southern states and played a leading role in the influential but understudied National Baptist Convention. Until recently, little was known about the personal and professional life of this religious and community leader. Thus, critics could only contextualize his literary texts to a limited degree and were forced to speculate about how he published them. This literary biography, the first written about the author, draws extensively on primary sources and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, local and national, African American and white. A very different Sutton Griggs emerges from these materials—a dynamic figure who devoted himself to literature for a longer period and to a more profound extent than has ever been previously imagined but also someone who frequently found himself embroiled in controversy because of what he said in his writings and the means he used to publish them. The book challenges currently held notions about the audience for, and the content, production, and dissemination of politically engaged US black fiction, altering the perception of the African American literature and print culture of the period.

Sight Readings

Author : Alan John Ainsworth
File Size : 26.44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 657
Read : 1046
Download »
This book explores the work of a wide range of American photographers attracted to jazz during the period 1900–60. It includes discussions of jazz as a visual subject, its attraction to different types of photographers and offers analysis of why and how they approached the subject in the way they did. While some of these photographers are widely recognized for their work, many African American photojournalists, studio photographers, early twentieth-century émigrés, the Jewish exiles of the 1930s and vernacular snapshots are frequently overlooked. Drawing on ideas from contemporary photographic theory backed up by extensive archival research, this book allows the reader to explore and understand twentieth-century jazz photography in both an engaging and comprehensive fashion.

Pauline Hopkins and Advocacy Journalism

Author : Rhone Fraser
File Size : 27.36 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 240
Read : 1116
Download »
In the 1905 letter to William Monroe Trotter, Pauline Hopkins wrote that she lost the editorship of the Colored American Magazine because she "refused partisan lines" and "pursued an independent course." This book focuses on how her editorship promoted an advocacy journalism that sought to abolish Jim Crow. The work of the magazine under her editorship "pursued an independent course" because it included in-depth biographical sketches of those whose lives she, before many, deemed important to know, such as Toussaint L'Ouverture and Harriet Tubman. Hopkins "pursued an independent course" also as a novelist, particularly in her first novel Contending Forces, a work unique for a narrator that tried to, in Hopkins's words, "raise the stigma of degradation from my race." Her following three novels were serialized in the Colored American Magazine. Her 1901 novel Hagar's Daughter is about the attempt of two generations to assimilate within the Washingtonian elite, her 1902 novel Winona exposes the effect of Washington's 1850 Fugitive Slave Law on enslaved children, and her 1903 novel Of One Blood explores what it means for an individual socialized in the West to, in Hopkins's words, "curse the bond of the white race." In Dr. Rhone Fraser's, close reading of her fiction, he looks at how her protagonists in each novel pursue "an independent course" and in his final chapter he compares her essential work to Black journalists of the twenty first century who, like her, "refused partisan lines" and "pursued an independent course." Pauline Hopkins's work was not just the work of a typical journalist, but the work of an advocate.

The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature

Author : D. Quentin Miller
File Size : 26.60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 506
Read : 963
Download »
The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature considers the key literary, political, historical and intellectual contexts of African American literature from its origins to the present, and also provides students with an analysis of the most up-to-date literary trends and debates in African American literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics such as: Vernacular, Oral, and Blues Traditions in Literature Slave Narratives and Their Influence The Harlem Renaissance Mid-twentieth century black American Literature Literature of the civil rights and Black Power era Contemporary African American Writing Key thematic and theoretical debates within the field Examining the relationship between the literature and its historical and sociopolitical contexts, D. Quentin Miller covers key authors and works as well as less canonical writers and themes, including literature and music, female authors, intersectionality and transnational black writing.

The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright

Author : Glenda R. Carpio
File Size : 37.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 697
Read : 921
Download »
Shows Wright's art was intrinsic to his politics, grounding his exploration of the intersections between race, gender, and class.