A History of the African American Novel

  title={A History of the African American Novel},
  author={Valerie Melissa Babb},
  • V. Babb
  • Published 31 July 2017
  • History

A New Politics of Black Regality: Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker’s Monarchical Method

  • W. Martin
  • Sociology
    Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship
  • 2022
Literary critics conducting a comparative study of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple diligently tend to the relationship between the two women,

Discursive Heterogeneity in The Autobiography of Miss

Various critics are interested in the aesthetic scope of literary discourse; those who are truly inscribed in that perspective, adopt varied approaches. Accordingly, countless meanings are given to

War-on-Crime Fiction

  • Theodore Martin
  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2021
Abstract This essay tells the story of how the War on Crime helped remake American crime fiction in the 1960s and 1970s. Amid starkly racialized public anxieties about rising crime rates and urban

Lorenzo Dow Blackson's The Rise and Progress of the Kingdoms of Light and Darkness

Levi Jenkins Coppin (1848-1923), an A. M. E. Bishop, missionary to South Africa, and editor of the A. M. E.’s Church Review, was proud of his library and especially what he called its “Black Boys”



The Known World

Masterful, Pulitzer-prize winning literary epic about the painful and complex realities of slave life on a Southern plantation. An utterly original exploration of race, trust and the cruel truths of