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  • Anthologies:
    • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.  New York: Random House, 1997.
    • Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars.  Oxford: OUP, 1992.
    • Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.
  • Edited Works:
    • Africana: an Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.  Ed. Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah.  New York: Perseus, 1999.

    • W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk: a Norton Reader.  Ed. Gates and Terri Hume Oliver.  New York: Norton, 1999.
    • The Civitas Anthology of American Slave Narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815.  Washington, D.C.: Civitas, 1998.
    • Pioneers of Black Atlantic: Five Slave Narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815.  Ed. Gates and William L. Andrews.  Washington, D.C.: Civitas Books, 1998.
    • Josephine Baker and La Revue NčgreEd. Gates and Karen C. C. Dalton.  New York: Abrams, 1998.
    • The Dictionary of Global Culture.  Ed. Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah.  New York: Knopf, 1997.
    • Norton Anthology of African American Literature.  Ed. Gates and Nellie Y. McKay.  New York: Norton, 1997.
    • Identities.  Ed. Gates and Kwame A. Appiah.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995.
    • Bearing Witness: Selections from African-American Autobiography in the Twentieth Century.  New York: Pantheon, 1991.
    • 'Race,' Writing, and Difference.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1985.
    • Black Biography, 1790-1950: a Cumulative Index.  Ed. Gates, Randall K. Burkett, and Nancy Hall Burkett.  3 Vols.  Alexandria: Chadwyck-Healey, 1991.
    • Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life.  By Langston Hughes.  Ed. Gates and George Houston Bass.  New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.
    • Reading Black, Reading Feminist: a Critical Anthology.  New York: Meridian, 1990.
    • The Classic Slave Narratives.  New York: New American Library, 1987.
    • Wole Soyinka: a Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources.  Ed. Gates, James Gibbs, and Ketu H. Katrak.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986.
    • The Slave's Narrative.  Ed. Gates and Charles T. Davis.  Oxford: OUP, 1985.
    • Black Literature and Literary Theory.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  Rpt. 1990.
    • Black is the Color of the Cosmos: Essays on Afro-American Literature and Culture, 1942-1981.  By Charles T. Davis.  New York: Garland, 1982.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • The African American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century.  By Gates and Cornel West.  New York: Perseus, 2000.
    • "Black to the Future."  Education Week January 12, 2000: 72.
    • "Africa Can Regain Its Glory."  By Gates and K. Anthony Appiah.  Wall Street Journal January 28, 2000.
    • Wonders of the African World.  New York: Knopf, 1999.
    • "An Essay on Encarta Africana."  Black Collegian ( October, 1999): 140-175.
    • "Growing Out of the 1960's."  American Legacy (1999): 35-35.
    • "The Perception of Black Literature as a Necessary Road to Membership in the Human Community."  Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (1998-1999): 108-109.
    • "The Two Nations of Black America: the Best of Times, the Worst of Times."  Brookings Review 16.2 (Spring 1998): 4-8.
    • "The White Negro."  The New Yorker (May 18, 1998): 62-66.

    • "Las obras del Amo: Sobre la formación del canon y la tradición AfroAmericana."  El canon literarioEd. Enric Sullá.  Madrid: Lecturas, 1998.  161-187.
    • "Josephine Baker and Paul Colin: African American Dance Seen through Parisian Eyes."  By Gates and Karen C. C. Dalton.  Critical Inquiry 24.4 (1998): 903-935.

    • "An Overview of Sources on the Life and Work of Juan Lattino, the 'Ethiopian Humanist.'"  Research in African Literature (1998): 14-51.
    • Black Literature, 1827-1940.  CD-ROM.  Chadwyck-Healy, 1997.
    • "Introduction."  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  New York: Laurel, 1997).  Ix-xxiv.
    • "Harlem on Our Minds."  Critical Inquiry 24.1 (1997): 1-12.
    • The Future of the Race.  By Gates and Cornel West.  New York: Knopf, 1996.
    • "Joining the Black Overclass at Yale University."  Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 11 (1996): 95-101.

    • "The African American Century."  The New Yorker (April 29 and May 6, 1996): 9-10.

    • "The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start."  Current Issues and Enduring Questions: a Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with ReadingsEd. Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Beday.  Boston: Bedord, 1996.  477-481.

    •  "White Like Me."  The New Yorker (June 17, 1996): 66-81.

    • "Considerations on Fatherhood."  Faith of Our Fathers: African-American Men Reflect on Fatherhood.  Ed. Andre A. Willis.  New York: Dutton, 1996.  91-103.
    • "Planet Rap."  Field Work: Sites in Literary and Cultural StudiesEd. Marjorie Garber, Rebecca L. Walkowitz and Paul Franklin.  London: Routledge, 1996.  55-67.

    • "The Hidden Belafonte."  The New Yorker (August 26 & September 2, 1996): 132-143.

    • "Great Zimbabwe to Kilimatinde."  More Great Railway Journeys.  London: BBC Books, 1996.  191-221.

    • "The Living Room."  Home.  New York: Vintage, 1996.  48-57.

    • "Introduction."  The Complete Stories of Zora Neale Hurston.  Harper Collins, 1995.  ix-xxiii.
    • "To 'Deprave and Corrupt.'"  New York Law School Law Review 38.1-4 (1995): 401-442.

    • "Colored People."  Brotherman: the Odyssey of Black Men in America.  New York: Ballantine, 1995.  85-91.

    • "On Writing."  Swing Low: Black Men Writing.  New York: Carol Southern Books, 1995.  98-113.
    • "A Dangerous Literacy: the Legacy of Frederick Douglass."  New York Times Book Review (May 28, 1995): 3,16.

    • "Blackness Without Blood."  Legacy of Dissent: Forty Years of Writing from Dissent MagazineEd. Nicolaus Mills.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.  259-277.

    • "Downtown Chronicles: Sudden Def."  The New Yorker (June 19, 1995): 34-42.

    • "Good-bye Columbus?  Notes on the Culture of Criticism."  The American Literary History ReaderEd. Gordon Hunter.  Oxford: OUP, 1995.  245-261.
    • "Lifting the Veil."  Inventing the Truth: the Art and Craft of MemoirEd.William Zinzer.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.  141-159.
    • "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man."  The New Yorker (October 27, 1995): 56-66.

    • "On Honoring Blackness."  American Enterprise 6.5 (1995): 49.
    • "Wole Soyinka: Mythopoesis and the Agon of Democracy."  Georgia Review 49.1 (1995): 187.  Rpt. in The Nobel Laureates of Literature: an Olympic Gathering.  Athens, Georgia: U of Georgia P, 1995.  187-194.
    • "A Response: Multiculturalism and its Discontents."  Black Scholar 24.1 (1994): 16-17.

    • "Let Them Talk."  The New Republic (September 20-27, 1993): 37-49.

    • "Race as the Trope of the World."  Social Theory: Multicultural and Classic ReadingsEd. Charles Lervert.  Boulder: Westview, 1993.  590-597.

    • "Races, Religions and Nations."  Economist (September 11, 1993): 37-42.

    • "Delusions of Grandeur."  Improve Your Paragraphs.  Glencoe, NY: Macmillan / McGraw-Hill, 1994.  550-553.

    • "Shaping the Future."  Humanities 15.3 (1994): 18-20.

    • "A Liberalism of Heart and Spine."  Op. Ed.  New York Times (March 27, 1994): .

    • "Said as Music Critic."  Raritan (1994): 108-116.

    • "Niggers with Latitude."  The New Yorker (March 21, 1994): 143-148.

    • "Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler." The New Yorker (March 7, 1994): 94-99.

    • "Blood Brothers." Transition 63 (1994): 164-177.

    • "The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois."  Alternatives to AfrocentrismEd. John J. Miller.  New York; Center for the American Community, Manhattan Institute, 1994.  83.

    • "Black Studies: Myths or Realities?"  Essence (February, 1994): 138.

    • "The Ethnics of Identity."  Harvard College News (July 1993): 1 and 9.

    • Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.  New York: New York UP, 1994.
    • Colored People: a Memoir.  New York: Knopf, 1994.
    • "All Cultures are Not Equal: Political Truth isn't always the Mid-point."  Current (March 14, 1994): 13-19.

    • "Memoir in Black and White."  Boston Globe Magazine (June 19, 1994): 12-32.

    • "War of Words: Critical Race Theory and the First Amendment."  Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesNew York: New York UP, 1994.  17-59.

    • "A Weaving of Identities."  Op. Ed.  New York Times (April 14, 1993): A21.

    • "Blacklash?"  The New Yorker (May 17, 1993): 42-44.

    • "Blood and Irony."  Economist (September 11, 1993): 33-38.

    • "Looking for Modernism."  Black American CinemaEd. Manthia Diawara.  London: Routledge, 1993.  200-207.
    • "Cultural Equity?"  The Humanities in the SchoolsEd. Stanley Katz.  New York: ACLS Occasional Paper, No. 20, 1993.  11-27
    • "The Same Difference: Reading Jean Toomer, 1922-1982."  Critical Essays on Jean ToomerEd. Gates.  Washington, DC: Howard UP, .
    • "Beyond the Culture Wars: Identities in Dialogue."  Profession 93.  New York: MLA, 1993.  6- 12.

    • "Trivium Pursuits."  ADE Bulletin 107 (1994): 10-13.

    • "Truth or Consequences: Putting Limits on Limits."  The Limits of Expression in American Intellectual LifeACLS Occasional Paper, No. 22.  15-29.

    • U of Minnesota P, 1993.  230-239.

    • "Must Buppiehood Cost Homebody His Soul?"  New York Times (March 1, 1992): 11-13.
    • "The Fire Last Time."  The New Republic (June 1, 1992): 37-44.
    • "Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars."  Op. Ed. New York Times (July 20, 1992): A15.
    • "Afro-American Studies in the Twenty-First Century."  Black Scholar 22.3 (1992): 3-11.
    • "The Uses of Anti-Semitism."  Culturefront (1992): 39-42.
    • "The Welcome Table."  English Inside and Out: the Places of Literary CriticismEd. Susan Gubar and Jonathan Kamholtz.  London: Routledge, 1992.  47-61.
    • "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.
    • "Two Nations . . . Both Black."  Forbes Magazine (September 14, 1992): 132-140.
    • "Memoirs of an Anti-Semite."  Village Voice (October 20, 1992): 68-69.
    • "Pluralism and Its Discontents."  Profession 92New York: MLA, 1992.  35-38.  Rpt. in Contention: Debates in Society, Culture, and Science (1992): 69-79.
    • "Hybridity Happens."  VLS (1992): 26-29.
    • "On Transforming the American Mind."  Social Education (1992): 328-331.
    • "Sour Grapes."  Religion and Values in Public Life (1992): 1-2.
    • "A Fragmented Man: George Schuyler and the Claims of Race."  New York Times Book Review (September 20, 1992): 31, 42-43.

    • "Introduction."  Voices in Black and White: Writings on Race in America from 'Harper's Magazine'.  New York: Franklin Square Press, 1992.  vii-xvi.
    • "Whose Culture is it Anyway?"  New York Times (May 4, 1991): 15.
    • "Critical Fanonism."  Critical Inquiry (1991): 457-471.
    • "What Should We Teach About the Slave Trade?"  New York Newsday (August 16, 1991): 58.
    • "Beware Of the New Pharaohs."  Newsweek (September 23, 1991): 47.
    • "The Debate Has Been Miscast from The Beginning."  Boston Globe Magazine (October 13,1991): 26, 36-38.  Rpt. in Current Issues and Enduring QuestionsEd. Sylvia Barnet and Hugo Bedau.  Boston: Bedford, 1992: 473-477.
    • "Multicultist."  Voice Literary Supplement (October 1991): 18-19.

    • "Multicultural Madness."  Tikkun (November/December, 1991): 55-58.
    • "'Authenticity,' or the Lesson of Little Tree."  New York Times Book Review (November 24, 1991): 1, 26-30.
    • "Critical Remarks."  Anatomy of RacismEd.  David Theo Goldberg.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1990.  319-329.
    • "The Face and Voice of Blackness."  Facing History: the Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940Ed. Guy C. McElroy.  Washington, DC: Bedford Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1990.  xxix-xix.
    • "Zora Neale Hurston."  The Zora Neale Hurston Library.  New York: Harper and Row, 1990.  207-217.
    • "Introduction: Tell Me, Sir, . . .  What Is 'Black' Literature?"  PMLA 105.1 (1990): 11-22.
    • "Oracular Wisdom."  Village Voice Literary Supplement (February, 1990): 10.
    • "Censorship and Justice: On Rushdie and Soyinka."  Research in African Literature 21.1 (1990): 137-139.
    • "Establishing the Identity of the Author of Our Nig."  By Gates and David Ames Curtis.  Wild Women in the WhirlwindEd. Joanne M. Braxton and Andrée N. McLaughlin.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1990.  48-70.
    • "2 Live Crew, Decoded."  New York Times (June 19, 1990): .
    • "The Case of 2 Live Crew Tells Much About the American Psyche."  Letter.  New York Times (Sunday, July 15, 1990): Section Four, p. 18
    • "Statistical Stigmata."  Deconstruction and the Possibility of JusticeCardozo Law Review 11.5-6 (1990): 1275-1291.

    • "Blackness Without Blood."  Culture in an Age of Money: the Legacy of the 1980's in AmericaEd. Nicolaus Mills.  Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1990.  109-130.
    • "From Wheatley to Douglass: the Politics of Displacement."  Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical EssaysEd. Eric J. Sundquist.  Cambridge:  CUP, 1990.  47-66.
    • "Foreword."  Joe Appiah: The Autobiography of an African Patriot.  New York: Praeger, 1990.  ix-xx.
    • "Authority, (White) Power, and the (Black) Critic; or, It's All  Greek to Me." Cultural Critique 7(1989): 19-47. 
      • Rpt. in The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse.  Ed. Abdul JanMohamed and David Lloyd.  Oxford: OUP, 1990.  72-101.
      • Rev. version Critical ProjectionsEd. Ralph Cohen.  London: Routledge, 1989. 
    • "Color Me Zora: Alice Walker's (Re)Writing of the Speakerly Text."  Intertextuality and Contemporary American FictionEd. Patrick O'Donnell and Robert Con Davis.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989.  144-170.
    • "Whose Canon Is It, Anyway?"  The New York Times Book Review (February 26, 1989): 1.  Rpt. in DemocracyEd. Brian Wallis.  Seattle: Bay Press, 1990.  69-77.
    • "Introduction."  The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.  New York: Vintage, 1989.  v-xxiii.
    • "Academe Must Give Black Studies Programs Their Due."  Chronicle of Higher Education (September 20, 1989): A-56.
    • "Canon-Formation, Literary History, and the Afro-American Tradition: from the Seen to the Told."  Afro-American Literary Study in the 1990'sEd. Houston A. Baker, Jr., and Patricia Redmond.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989.  14-39. 
      • Falling into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading LiteratureEd. David H. Ritcher.  Boston: Bedford, 1994.  173-181.
      • Rpt. as "The Master's Pieces: On Canon Formation and the African American Tradition."  South Atlantic Quarterly 89.1 (1990): 89-113. 
        • "The Master's Pieces: On Canon Formation and the Afro-American Tradition."  Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of LiteratureEd. Charles Moran and Elizabeth F. Penfield.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1990.  55-76. 
    • "The Black Man's Burden."  Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social TheoryEd. Michael Warner.  Minneapolis:

    • "The Master's Pieces."  Reconstructing American Literary and Historical StudiesEd. Gunter Lenz, Hartmut Keil, Sabine Brock-Sallah.  Frankfurt: Campus / Verlag, 1990.  169-92.

    • "Narration and Cultural Memory in the African-American Tradition."  Talk That Talk: an Anthology of African-American StorytellingEd. Linda Goss and Marian E. Barnes.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.  15-21.

    • "'What's in a Name?'  Some Meanings of Blackness."  Dissent 36.4 (1989): 487.
    • "In Her Own Write."  Series Introduction. The Oxford-Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers.  30 Vols.  Oxford: OUP, 1988.  
    • The Signifying Monkey: a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism.  Oxford: OUP, 1988.
      • "Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text."  The Novel: an Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000.  Ed. Dorothy J. Hale.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  511-534.
      • "."  The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.  Ed. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg.  New York: Bedford, 2000.  1551-1580.
    • "'. . . and bid him sing': J. Saunders Redding and the Criticism of Afro-American Literature."  Introduction.  Make A Poet Black.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1988.  vi-xxviii.
    • "The Voice in the Text."  Millenarianism and Messianism in English Literature and Thought, 1650-1800Ed. Richard Popkin.  E. J. Brill, 1988.  193-210.
    • "Talking Black: Critical Signs of the Times."  Village Voice Literary Supplement 69 (November, 1988), pp. 20-22.  2424-2432.
      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch, et al.  New York: Norton, 2001. 
      • The State of the LanguageEd. Christopher Ricks and Leonard Michaels.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1990.  42-51.
    • "James Gronniosaw and the Trope of the Talking Book."  Studies in Autobiography.  Ed. James Olney.  Oxford: OUP, 1988.  51-73.
    • "Significant Others."  Contemporary Literature 29.4 (1988): 606-624.
    • "The Trope of the New Negro and the Reconstruction of the Image of the Black."  Representations (1988): 129-156.

    • "On the Rhetoric of Racism in the Profession."  Literature, Language, and PoliticsEd. Betty Jean Craige.  University of Georgia, 1988. 
      • ALA Bulletin 15.1 (1989): 11-21.
    • "Introduction: On Wole Soyinka." Black American Literature Forum 22.3 (1988): 421-424. 
    • "Jay Saunders Redding, 1906-1988: a Eulogy."  Black American Literature Forum 22.4 (1988): 805-809.
    • "Computer Applications at the Black Periodical Literature Project."  By Gates, K. Anthony Appiah, and Cynthia D. Bond.  Literary Research: a Journal of Scholarly Method and Technique 13.1 (1988): 31-37.
    • "Wole Soyinka."  Nobel Prize WinnersEd. Tyler Wasson.  H. W. Wilson, 1987.
    • "A Geography of Perception."  The New Theater Review 1.2 (1987): .
    • "The Black Person in Art: How Should S/He be Portrayed?"  Black American Literature Forum 21.1-2 (1987): 3-24.
    • "The Black Person in Art: How Should S/He be Portrayed?  Part Two."  Black American Literature Forum 21.3 (1987): 318-332.
    • "Introduction."  The Classic Slave Narratives.  New American Library, 1987.  ix-xviii.
    • "A Black and Idiomatic Free Indirect Discourse."  Zora Neale Hurston's 'Their Eyes Were'Ed. Harold Bloom,  New York: Chelsea House, 1987.  73-87.
    • "Literary Theory and the Black Tradition."  Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.  3-58.
    • "Reclaiming their Tradition."  New York Times Book Review (October 4, 1987): 34-35.
    • "James Gronniosaw and the Trope of the Talking Book."  Southern Review (Spring 1986): 252-73.
    • "'What's Love Got To Do With It?': Criticism, Integrity, and the Black Idiom."  New Literary History 18 (1986-1987): 345-62.

    • "Talkin' That Talk."  Critical Inquiry (1986): 203-210.
    • "Ishmael Reed."  Dictionary of Literary Biography 33.  219-32.
    • "The Language of Slavery."  The Slave's Narrative: Texts and Contexts.  Ed. Gates and Davis. Oxford: OUP, 1985.  xi-xxxiv.
    • "Writing 'Race' and the Difference It Makes."  Critical Inquiry (1985): 1-21.
      • The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.
      •   1576-1588.
    • "A Myth of Origins: Esu Elegba and the Signifying Monkey."  Art Papers (1985): pp. 31-34.
    • "A Negro Way of Saying."  New York Times Book Review (April 21, 1985): 1, 43-45

    • "Criticism in the Jungle."  Black Literature and Literary Theory.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  1-27.
    • "Race, Writing, and Difference."  Mississippi College of Law Review (1984): 287-97.
    • "Parallel Discursive Universes: Fictions of the Self in Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig."  The Language of Blackness.
    • "Introduction."  Our Nig.  New Hork: Random House, 1983.  xi, lix.

    • "On 'The Blackness of Blackness': a Critique of the Sign and the Signifying Monkey."  Critical Inquiry (1983): 685-723. 
      • Rpt. as "The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning."  The Signifying Monkey: a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism.  Oxford: OUP, 1988.  44-88.
      • Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.  235-276. 
      • Black Literature and Literary Theory.  New York: Methuen, 1984.  285-318.
    • "Phillis Wheatley and the African Muse."  Critical Essays on Phillis WheatleyEd. William H. Robinson.  New York: G. K. Hall, 1982.  215-234.
    • "Charles T. Davis and the Critical Imperative in Afro-American Literature."  Black is the Color of the Cosmos: Essays on Afro-American Literature and Culture, 1942-1981By Charles T. Davis.  Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  New York: Garland, 1982.  xi-xxxv.
    • "Being, the Will, and the Semantics of Death: Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman."  Harvard Educational Review (1981): 163-173.

    • "Criticism in de Jungle."  Black American Literature Forum (1981): 123-127.
    • "Frederick Douglass and the Language of the Self."  Yale Review (1981): 592-611.

      • Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.  98-124.

    • "Sterling Brown's Poetry."  Black American Literature Forum (1981): 39-42.
    • "Binary Oppositions in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass."  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of InstructionEd. Robert Stepto and Dexter Fisher.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1979.  212-233. 
      • Theory into Practice: a Reader in Modern Literary Criticism.  Ed. K. M. Newton.  New York: St. Martin's, 1992.
      •  225-242.
      • Rpt. as "Binary Oppositions in Chapter One of Frederick Douglass's Narrative."  Frederick Douglass's Narrative.  Ed. Harold Bloom.  New York: Chelsea House, 1988.  59-77.
      • Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.  80-97.
    • "Dis and Dat: Dialect and the Descent."  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of InstructionEd. Robert Stepto and Dexter Fisher.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1979.  88-121.
      • Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the 'Racial' Self.  Oxford: OUP, 1987.  167-195.
    • "Preface to Blackness: Text and Pretext."  Afro-American Literature: the Reconstruction of InstructionEd. Robert Stepto and Dexter Fisher.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1979.  44-71.
    • "Soul of a Black Woman."  New York Times Book Review February 19, 1978: 13, 30-31.
    • "Black London: Extra-Territorial."  Antioch Review (1976): 301-317.
    • "Portraits in Black."  Harper's Magazine (1976): 16-25.
    • "Of Negroes Old and New: the Harlem Renaissance."  Transition 46 (): 44-67.




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