Afro-American Literary Study in the 1990s

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Houston A. Baker, Jr., Patricia Redmond
University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1992 - Drama - 252 pages
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Featuring the work of the most distinguished scholars in the field, this volume assesses the state of Afro-American literary study and projects a vision of that study for the 1990s. "A rich and rewarding collection."—Choice.

"This diverse and inspired collection . . . testifies to the Afro-Am academy's extraordinary vitality."—Voice Literary Supplement
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CanonFormation Literary History and the AfroAmerican
14
Or Distant Relations and Close Kin
51
HortenseJ SpUlers
71
Toward a Poetics of AfroAmerican Autobiography
78
Sandra Pouchet Paquet
91
Genevieve Fabre
97
The FirstPerson in AfroAmerican Fiction
105
Theory and the Poetics
135
RePlacing AfroAmerican Poetry
164
Biography and AfroAmerican Culture
194
Afterword
225
List of Contributors
231
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Houston A. Baker, Jr., is professor of English and the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture. Patricia Redmond is a Community Programs worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a writer for women's and social service publications.

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