Volume 48, Number 4, Winter 2015

Table of Contents

Articles

John Coltrane’s Pursuit of Elegance

pp. 393-413
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The Transformative Poetics of Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets

pp. 415-429
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Fact, Fiction, and the Industry of Violence: Newspapers and Advertisements in Clotel

pp. 431-444
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The Modality of Toni Morrison’s Jazz

pp. 445-456
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C. L. R. James and the Aesthetics of Sport

pp. 457-471
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Poetry

“Frederick Douglass Falls In Love”

p. 473
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“Amulet”

p. 474
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“kill box”, and: “black jesus”

p. 475
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Book Reviews

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

pp. 477-478
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Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism by Paige A. McGinley (review)

pp. 478-480
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Early African Entertainments Abroad: From the Hottentot Venus to Africa’s First Olympians by Bernth Lindfors (review)

pp. 481-482
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Understanding Colson Whitehead by Derek C. Maus (review)

pp. 482-483
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Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology by Michelle M. Wright (review)

pp. 483-485
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Contributors

p. 487
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