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New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-2000 collects a selection of essays and reviews from Barbara Christian, one of the founding voices in black feminist literary criticism. Published between the release of her second landmark book Black Feminist Criticism and her death, these writings include eloquent reviews, evaluations of black feminist criticism as a discipline, reflections on black feminism in the academy, and essays on Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, and others.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. ix
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  1. I: DEFINING BLACK FEMINIST CRITICISM
  2. p. 1
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. But What Do We Think We're Doing Anyway: The State of Black Feminist Criticism(s) or My Version of a Little Bit of History (1989)
  2. pp. 5-19
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  1. 2. What Celie Knows That You Should Know (1990)
  2. pp. 20-30
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  1. 3. Fixing Methodologies: Beloved (1993)
  2. pp. 31-39
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  1. 4. The Race for Theory (1987)
  2. pp. 40-50
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  1. 5. Does Theory Play Well in the Classroom? (1996)
  2. pp. 51-68
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  1. II: READING BLACK WOMEN WRITERS
  2. p. 69
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 69-78
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  1. 6. Introduction to The Hazelely Family by Mrs. A. E. Johnson (1988)
  2. pp. 79-85
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  1. 7. "Somebody Forgot to Tell Somebody Something": African-American Women's Historical Novels (1990)
  2. pp. 86-98
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  1. 8. Gloria Naylor's Geography: Communiity, Class, and Partriarchy in The Women of Brewster Place and Linden Hills (1990)
  2. pp. 99-119
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  1. 9. Being the Subject and the Object: Reading African-American Women's Novels (1993)
  2. pp. 120-126
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  1. 10. Layered Rhythms: Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison (1994)
  2. pp. 127-141
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  1. 11. There It Is: The Poetry of Jayne Cortez (1986)
  2. pp. 142-146
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  1. 12. Conversations with the Universe (1989)
  2. pp. 147-151
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  1. 13. Epic Achievement (1991)
  2. pp. 152-156
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  1. 14. A Checkered Career (1992)
  2. pp. 157-163
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  1. 15. Remembering Audre Lorde (1993)
  2. pp. 164-166
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  1. III: BLACK FEMINIST CRITICISM IN THE ACADEMY
  2. p. 169
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. 16. Being "The Subjected Subject of Discourse" (1990)
  2. pp. 173-181
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  1. 17. Whose Canon Is It Anyway? (1994)
  2. pp. 182-186
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  1. 18. A Rough Terrain: The Case of Shaping an Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers (1995)
  2. pp. 187-203
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  1. 19. Diminishing Returns: Can Black Feminism(s) Survive the Academy? (1994)
  2. pp. 2034-215
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  1. 20. Camouflaging Race and Gender (1996)
  2. pp. 216-224
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 227-240
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  1. Selected Bibliography of Works by Barbara Christian
  2. pp. 241-244
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 245-251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252090820
Related ISBN
9780252031809
MARC Record
OCLC
811410296
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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