restricted access   Volume 48, Number 4, Winter 2015

Table of Contents


John Coltrane’s Pursuit of Elegance

pp. 393-413

The Transformative Poetics of Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets

pp. 415-429

Fact, Fiction, and the Industry of Violence: Newspapers and Advertisements in Clotel

pp. 431-444

The Modality of Toni Morrison’s Jazz

pp. 445-456

C. L. R. James and the Aesthetics of Sport

pp. 457-471


“Frederick Douglass Falls In Love”

p. 473


p. 474

“kill box”, and: “black jesus”

p. 475

Book Reviews

Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature by Steven C. Tracy (review)

pp. 477-478

Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism by Paige A. McGinley (review)

pp. 478-480

Early African Entertainments Abroad: From the Hottentot Venus to Africa’s First Olympians by Bernth Lindfors (review)

pp. 481-482

Understanding Colson Whitehead by Derek C. Maus (review)

pp. 482-483

Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology by Michelle M. Wright (review)

pp. 483-485


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