restricted access   Volume 54, Number 3, 2015

Table of Contents

3 The Ralph Ellison Issue

Guest Editors: Matthew Calihman, Tracy Floreani, A Yęmisi Jimoh

Guest Editors’ Introduction

pp. 5-8


Blueprints: Invisible Man and the Housing Act of 1949

pp. 9-21

“Fighting Words”: Ralph Ellison and Len Zinberg

pp. 23-34

Pattern and Chaos: Ralph Ellison and the Federal Writers’ Project

pp. 35-49

Being Ralph Ellison: Remaking the Black Public Intellectual in the Age of Civil Rights

pp. 51-62

The Confederacy of Sages and the Agon of Black Power: Ellison’s Hidden Heart

pp. 63-82

Performing Political Responsibility: Ralph and Fanny Ellison’s Appeal to Visual Arts

pp. 83-100

“I Did Not Learn Their Name”: Female Characters in the Short Fiction of Ralph Ellison

pp. 101-113

Ann Petry, Ralph Ellison, and Two Representations of Live Jazz Perfomance

pp. 115-126

“Black Is . . . Black Ain’t”: Ralph Ellison’s Meta-Black Aesthetic and the “End” of African American Literature

pp. 127-152

Personal Essays and Creative Commemorations

Opening Comments: from a video address to those attending Ralph Ellison at 100: A Centennial Symposium, March 8, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK

pp. 153-156

A Visit to the Village Elder: From Deep Deuce to Harlem and Back Again

pp. 157-159

Sound and Meaning: Ralph Ellison’s Record Collection

pp. 161-168

Ralph Ellison as Neighbor

pp. 169-174

Second Novel No End: An Open Letter to Ralph Ellison

pp. 175-184

How to Draw an Invisible Man

pp. 185-186

Notes on Contributors

pp. 187-191