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  Volume 45, Number 4, Winter 2012

Table of Contents

Dedication for this Issue

p. vii

AAR Roundtable

Assessing Characters of Blood; or, What Is Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination?

Assessing Characters of Blood; or, What Is Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination?: Introduction

pp. 495-496

Bernier’s Experimental Poetics; or, What Was African American Experimentalism?

pp. 496-500

What Characters of Blood Can Offer Art Historians

pp. 501-504

Hidden Heroes of the Black Atlantic

pp. 504-510

Tribute to the Martyrs

pp. 510-513

Black Is Bountiful: From Heroic Action to Artistic Heroism in Afro-Atlantic History

pp. 514-518

Response: When “Nothing Is Said of Black Heroes”

pp. 518-526


What the Folk Printed: Verse Culture and the Black Press in 1865 New Orleans

pp. 527-540

Race/Relations, Acts of Discernment, and Ethical Inquiry in Charles W. Chesnutt’s The House behind the Cedars

pp. 541-556

Doing the Slave Trade in Different Voices: Poetics and Politics in Robert Hayden’s First “Middle Passage”

pp. 557-573

Frances E. W. Harper’s Educational Reservations: The Indian Question in Iola Leroy

pp. 575-592

Langston Hughes’s “Rejuvenation Through Joy”: Passing, Racial Performance, and the Marketplace

pp. 593-602

“Another Map of the South Side”: Native Son as Postcolonial Novel

pp. 603-615

The Revenge of Emmett Till: Impudent Aesthetics and the Swagger Narratives of Hip-Hop Culture

pp. 617-631

There’s No Place Like Home(wood): The Transmutation of Place in the Literary Imagination of Wideman, French, and Wilson

pp. 633-641

Poetry & Fiction

Ante-Bellum, Autumn 1860 By Abraham Lincoln, and: Letter to the (African Baptist) Messiah

pp. 643-647

My Name Yahyaa

p. 648

Séjour chez Moustapha Sarr / Visiting Moustapha Sarr

p. 649

Song of Victor(ia), and: Andromeda

pp. 650-651

Untitled, and: Lumberton

p. 652

Through the Neighborhoods of the World a Slow Saxophone Is Playing

pp. 653-655

Nobody’s Boy

pp. 657-659

Book Reviews

Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation ed. by Barbara A. Baker (review)

pp. 661-662

Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature by Thadious M. Davis (review)

pp. 662-665

Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature by Yogita Goyal (review)

pp. 665-667

Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide by Bryan Crable (review)

pp. 667-669

Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works ed. by Philip C. Kolin (review)

pp. 669-671

Between the Lines: Transnationalism and African American Poetics by Monique-Adelle Callahan (review)

pp. 672-674

Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America by Ayanna Thompson (review)

pp. 674-675

Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture by W. Jason Miller (review)

pp. 675-678

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White by Emily Bernard (review)

pp. 678-679

Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness by Nicole R. Fleetwood (review)

pp. 680-682


pp. 683-685