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Volume 35, Number 4, Winter 2010

Table of Contents

Special Issue: The Bodies of Black Folk

Guest Editor: Carol E. Henderson

Articles and Interviews

Guest Editor's Introduction: The Bodies of Black Folk: The Flesh Manifested in Words, Pictures, and Sound

pp. 5-13

Barack Obama, the 2008 Presidential Election, and the New Cosmopolitanism: Figuring the Black Body

pp. 15-37

A'n't I a Lady?: Race Women, Michelle Obama, and the Ever-Expanding Democratic Imagination

pp. 39-57

Fine Specimens of Manhood: The Black Boxer's Body and the Avenue to Equality, Racial Advancement, and Manhood in the Nineteenth Century

pp. 59-84

Invisibility Embraced: The Abject as a Site of Agency in Ellison's Invisible Man

pp. 85-109

"Harvard in Hell": Holloway House Publishing Company, Players Magazine, and the Invention of Black Mass-Market Erotica: Interviews with Wanda Coleman and Emory "Butch" Holmes II

pp. 111-137

Witnessing to Heal the Self in Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Phyllis Alesia Perry's Stigmata

pp. 139-163

"Mouths on Fire": August Wilson's Blueswomen

pp. 165-185


Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow (review)

pp. 186-188

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature (review)

pp. 189-191

Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity (review)

pp. 192-194

Traumatic Possessions: The Body and Memory in African American Women's Writing and Performance (review)

pp. 195-196

The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Culture of Blindness (review)

pp. 197-199



pp. 200-202

Editor's Acknowledgments

Editor's Acknowledgments, MELUS Vol. 35 (2010)

pp. 203-208

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