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Volume 38, Number 4, Winter 2013

Table of Contents

Articles and Interviews

Editor’s Introduction: New Registers for the Study of Blackness

pp. 1-8

Sites of Resistance: The Subversive Spaces of Their Eyes Were Watching God

pp. 9-31

Elegy and Remembrance in the Cookbooks of Alice B. Toklas and Edna Lewis

pp. 32-51

Sympathetic Violence: Maria Stewart’s Antebellum Vision of African American Resistance

pp. 52-75

Frank Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends and the Struggle over Black Education in the Antebellum North

pp. 76-102

Witnessing Charles Chesnutt: The Contexts of “The Dumb Witness”

pp. 103-121

Rewriting White, Rewriting Black: Authentic Humanity and Authentic Blackness in Nella Larsen’s “Sanctuary”

pp. 122-145

Playing in the Dark, on the Left, and Out of Bounds: Nelson Algren, World War II, and the Cross-Racial Imagination of Blackness

pp. 146-170

Creating Multiracial Identities in the Work of Rebecca Walker and Kip Fulbeck: A Collective Critique of American Liberal Multiculturalism

pp. 171-190

Prison Life Writing, African American Narrative Strategies, and Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr

pp. 191-215

“Something Like a Harlem Renaissance West”: Black Popular Fiction, Self-Publishing, and the Origins of Street Literature: Interviews with Dr. Roland Jefferson and Odie Hawkins

pp. 216-240


Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature by Daylanne K. English

pp. 241-243

East Is West and West Is East: Gender, Culture, and Interwar Encounters between Asia and America by Karen Kuo

pp. 244-246

The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches ed. by Samantha Baskind and Ranen Omer-Sherman, and: Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land ed. by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle, and: Jewish Images in the Comics: A Visual History by Fredrik Strömberg, and: Superman Is Jewish? How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way by Harry Brod

pp. 247-252

The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference by Roderick A. Ferguson

pp. 253-255

Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon

pp. 256-258


pp. 259-262

Editors’ Acknowledgments, MELUS Vol. 38 (2013)

pp. 263-273

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