restricted access   Voluume 46, Numbers 2-3, Summer/Fall 2013

Table of Contents


“How come you ain’t got it?”: Dislocation as Historical Act in Hurston’s Documentary Texts

pp. 201-216

Crossing the Threshold: Zora Neale Hurston, Racial Performance, and Seraph on the Suwanee

pp. 217-235

The Color of Blood: John Brown, Jean Toomer, and the New Negro Movement

pp. 237-253

David Walker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the Logic of Sentimental Terror

pp. 255-269

“A mountain full of ghosts”: Mourning African American Masculinities in Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days

pp. 271-284

The Ghosts of Economics Past: John Henry Days and the Production of History

pp. 285-300

“Different Men in Strange Times”: The Creation of Cultural Memory in John A. Williams’s Clifford’s Blues

pp. 301-312

Race, Freedom, and the Black Vampire in Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories

pp. 313-328

"Speakin Arms" and Dancing Bodies in Ntozake Shange

pp. 329-343

Reading Race in Nella Larsen’s Passing and the Rhinelander Case

pp. 345-361

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man: Secularizing the Fortunate Fall and Apocalypse

pp. 363-380

Programmed Space, Themed Space, and the Ethics of Home in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

pp. 381-396

“Where a Man is a Man”?: Ancestral Possibilities in Charles Chesnutt’s Paul Marchand, F.M.C.

pp. 397-411

Traditional Rebirth: The Epistolary Genre in When Washington Was in Vogue

pp. 413-424

“Don’t Turn Back”: Langston Hughes, Barack Obama, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

pp. 425-438

African Past or American Present?: The Visual Eloquence of James VanDerZee’s Identical Twins

pp. 439-459


pp. 461-480

Poetry & Fiction

Fathers & Sons: Two Stories


pp. 481-485

Ephraim and Malik

pp. 486-489


p. 491

Rattling the Ice

p. 492

Being Indian by Tradition

p. 493

Song of the Cowries

p. 494


pp. 495-497

Motherland: You Are the Remembrance Long Forgotten

pp. 498-499

These feet were made for running, and: At the root

p. 500

What I Could Say, and: Genealogy, and: Goblin Man

p. 501

Saturday Mornings, and: Personals, and: Care Song

pp. 502-503

no one heard it, and: To those who would remove to here

pp. 504-505

On Witnessing a Man Flirt with a Woman, and: On Living Anyway, and: Circa 1995

pp. 506-507

Uncle James Parks, Fort Scott, 1949, and: Pool Hall, Fort Scott, 1949, and: Fight

pp. 508-509

Nefertiti, and: Memoir Cleveland

pp. 510-511

Rosa’s Winter, and: Sisters Mourning

pp. 512-513

Book Reviews

American Socialist Triptych: The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois by Mark W. Van Wienen (review)

pp. 515-516

The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium by Michele Elam (review)

pp. 517-519

Artistic Ambassadors: Literary and International Representation of the New Negro Era by Brian Russell Roberts (review)

pp. 519-520

Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara ed. by Thabiti Lewis (review)

pp. 520-524

Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction by Jim Downs (review)

pp. 524-525

Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation by Gretchen Long (review)

pp. 526-528

Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity ed. by Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith (review)

pp. 528-530

Philosophical Meditations on Richard Wright ed. by James B. Haile III, and; Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century ed. by Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow (review)

pp. 530-532

Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America by Timothy Parrish (review)

pp. 532-535

Frank Marshall Davis: The Fire and the Phoenix, A Critical Biography by Kathryn Waddell Takara, and; The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor by Paul Kengor (review)

pp. 535-540

Early African American Print Culture ed. by Lara Langer Cohen and Jordan Alexander Stein (review)

pp. 540-542

The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture by Lara Langer Cohen (review)

pp. 542-544

Whispers of Rebellion: Narrating Gabriel’s Conspiracy by Michael L. Nicholls (review)

pp. 544-546

Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing by Christopher Hager (review)

pp. 546-547

Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America by Vivek Bald (review)

pp. 548-549

Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s by Erin D. Chapman (review)

pp. 549-550

Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South by Claude A. Clegg III (review)

pp. 551-552

The Government of Nature by Afaa Michael Weaver (review)

pp. 552-554


pp. 555-558