Volume 47, Numbers 2-3, Summer/Fall 2014

Table of Contents

“Oh, Catfish and Turnip Greens”: Black Oral Traditions in the Poetry of Marilyn Nelson

pp. 231-246

One Blues Invisible: Civil Rights and Civil Religion in Ralph Ellison’s Second Novel

pp. 247-266

Dubwise into the Future: Versioning Modernity in Nalo Hopkinson

pp. 267-283

With Names, No Coincidence: Colson Whitehead’s Postracial Puritan Allegory

pp. 285-300

Walking Around the Fences: Troy Maxson and the Ideology of “Going Down Swinging”

pp. 301-312

Creative Multivalence: Social Engagement beyond Naturalism in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha

pp. 313-326

The Slave Trade as Memory and History: James A. Emanuel’s “The Middle Passage Blues” and Robert Hayden’s “Middle Passage”

pp. 327-338

“A Twentieth-Century Abolitionist”: John Beecher’s Plainspoken Poetry

pp. 339-356

LeRoi Jones’s Radio and the Literary “Break” from Ellison to Burroughs

pp. 357-374

L as Language: Love and Ethics

pp. 375-390

Under Lynching’s Shadow: Grimké’s Call for Domestic Reconfiguration in Rachel

pp. 391-402

Bob Kaufman and the Limits of Jazz

pp. 403-415

The Subterranean Performance of History between Harlem and Rome in William Demby’s The Catacombs

pp. 417-419

Bedtime Stories

pp. 431-434

Past-life portrait

pp. 435-436

Darfur Boy

p. 437

Satchmo, and: Second Linin’

p. 438

Oshian

pp. 440-443

Contributors

pp. 445-446