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AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY


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  • Bridges or Fences: Diversity on the American Stage, a Symposium Re-engaging the Wilson-Brustein Debates, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University, June 24

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  • Anthologies:
    • Literature:
      • Chapman, Abraham, ed.  Black Voices: an Anthology of African American Literature.  New York: Mentor, 1968.
      • Gates, Henry Louis, and Nellie Y. McKay, eds.  Norton Anthology of African American Literature.  New York: Norton, 1997.
    • Literary Theory:
      • Baker, Houston A., ed.  Reading Black: Essays in the Criticism of African, Caribbean, and Black American Literature.  Africana Studies and Research Center Monograph Series, no. 4.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1976.
      • Gayle, Addison, ed.  The Black Aesthetic.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.
      • Ervin, Hazel Arnett, ed. African American Literary Criticism, 1773-2000.  New York: Twayne, 1999.
      • Gates, Henry Louis, ed.  Black Literature and Literary Theory.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  Rpt. 1990.
      • Gates, Henry Louis, and Nellie Y. McKay, eds.  Norton Anthology of African American Literature.  New York: Norton, 1997.
      • Gates, Henry Louis, ed.  ‘Race,’ Writing and Difference.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1986.
      • Mitchell, Angelyn, ed.  Within the Circle: an Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present.  Durham: Duke UP, 1994.
      • Napier, Winston, ed.  African American Literary Theory: a Reader.  New York: New York UP, 2000.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Literature:
    • Literary Theory:

      • Awkward, Michael.  "Appropriate Gestures: Theory and Afro-American Literary Criticism."  1988.
      • Brown, Sterling.  "Our Literary Audience."  1930.
      • Chesnutt, Charles.  "Second Journal."  1880.
      • Christian, Barbara.  "The Race for Theory."  1987.  Rpt. in The Nature and the Context of Minority Discourse.  Ed. Abdul R. JanMohamed and David Lloyd.  Oxford: OUP, 1990.  37-49.
      • Davis, Arthur P.  "Integration and Race Literature."  1956.  Rpt. in Black Voices: an Anthology of African American Literature.  Ed. Abraham Chapman.  New York: Mentor, 1968.  606-622.
      • Edwards, Jay.  "Structural Analysis of the Afro-American Folk Tale."  Black Literature and Literary Theory.  Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  81-103.
      • Fuller, Hoyt W.  "The New Black Literature: Protest or Affirmation?"  The Black Aesthetic.  Ed. Addison Gayle, Jr.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.  346-369.
      • Fuller, Hoyt.  "Towards a Black Aesthetic."  The Black Aesthetic.  Ed. Addison Gayle.  1968.
      • Gerald, Carolyn "The Black Writer and his Role."  1969.
      • Henderson, Stephen E.  "The Forms of Things Unknown."  Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic References.  1971.
      • Henderson, Stephen E.  "The Question of Form and Judgement in Contemporary Black American Poetry."  A Dark and Sudden Beauty: Two Essays in Black American Poetry by George Kent and Stephen Henderson.   Philadelphia: Afro-American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, 1977.
      • Hubbard, Dolan.  "Voices and Visions."  The Sermon and the African American Imagination.  1994.  
      • Jackson, Blyden.  "The Negro’s Image of the Universe as Reflected in his Fiction."  1960.  Rpt. in Black Voices: an Anthology of African American Literature.  Ed. Abraham Chapman.  New York: Mentor, 1968.  623-631.
      • Johnson, Charles R.  Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1988.
      • Joyce, Joyce A.  "The Black Canon: Reconstructing Black American Literary Criticism."  1987.
      • Joyce, Joyce A.  "The Problem with Silence and Exclusiveness in the African American Literary Community."  1993-1994.
      • Joyce, Joyce A.  Warriors, Conjurers and Priests: Defining African-Centered Literary Criticism.  1994.
      • Morrison, Toni.  Playing in the Dark.  New York: Vintage, 1992.
      • Petry, Ann.  "The Novel as Social Criticism."  1950.
      • Schuyler, George.  "The Negro-Art Hokum."  1926.
      • Snead, James.  "European Pedigrees / African Contagions: Narrative and Communality in Tutuola, Achebe and Reed."  Nation and Narration. London: Routledge, 1990.  231-249.
      • Snead, James.  "Repetition as a Figure of Black Culture."  Black Literature and Literary Theory.  Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  59-79.
      • Stepto, Robert B.  From Beyond the Veil: a Study of Afro-American Narrative.  Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1979.
      • Stepto, Robert B.  "Teaching African American Literature: Survey or Tradition."  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of Instruction.  Ed. Dexter Fisher and Robert B. Stepto.  New York: MLA, 1979.  8-24. 
      • Tate, Claudia.  Psychoanalysis and Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.
      • Tate, Claudia.  "Freud and his 'Negro': Psychoanalysis as Ally and Enemy of African-Americans."  Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 1.1 (1996): .

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SOURCES: SECONDARY

Off-Line:

  • Anthologies:
    • Literature:

      • Fisher, Dexter, and Robert B. Stepto, ed.  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of Instruction.  New York: MLA, 1979.

    • Literary Theory:

  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Literature:
      • Jackson, Blyden.  The Long Beginning, 1746-1895.  Vol. 1 of A History of Afro-American Literature.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989.
      • Stepto, Robert B.  "Teaching Afro-American Literature: Survey or Tradition: the Reconstruction of Instruction."  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of Instruction.  Ed. Dexter Fisher and Robert B. Stepto.  New York: MLA, 1979.  8-24.
    • Literary Theory:

      • Adell, Sandra.  "The Crisis in Black American Literary Criticism and the Postmodern Cures of Houston A. Baker, Jr. and Henry Louis Gates, Jr."  1994.
      • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  "African American Criticism."  Redrawing the Boundaries: the Transformation of English and American Literary StudiesEd. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1992.  303-320.
      • Hale, Dorothy.  "Bakhtin in African American Literary Theory."  ELH 61 (1994): 445-471.
      • Harper, Phillip.  "Nationalism and Social Division in Black Arts Poetry of the 1960s."  1993.
      • Joyce, Joyce A.  "'Who the Cap Fit': Unconsciousness and Unconscionableness in the Criticism of Houston A. Baker, Jr. and Henry Louis Gates, Jr."  1987.
      • Leitch, Vincent B.  "Black Aesthetics."  American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s.  New York: Columbia UP, 1988.  332-365.
      • Olaniyan, Tejumola.  "African American Critical Discourses and the Invention of Cultural Identities."  African American Review 26 (1992): 533-545.
      • Peterson, Dale.  "Response and Call: the African American Dialogue with Bakhtin and What It Signifies."  Bakhtin in Contexts: Across the Disciplines.  Ed. Amy Mandelker.  Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1995.  89-98.

      • Spurlin, William.  "Theorizing Signifyin(g) and the Role of the Reader: Possible Directions for African-American Literary Criticism."  College English 52 (1990): 732-42.

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