Miscegenation and "the Dicta of Race and Class": The Rhinelander Case and Nella Larsen's Passing

@article{Madigan1990MiscegenationA,
  title={Miscegenation and "the Dicta of Race and Class": The Rhinelander Case and Nella Larsen's Passing},
  author={Mark J. Madigan},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  year={1990},
  volume={36},
  pages={523 - 529}
}
  • M. Madigan
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Art
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
The 1986 Rutgers University Press edition of Nella Larsen's two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), represents an important step in the resurrection of a neglected writer of the Harlem Renaissance. Larsen was the first AfricanAmerican woman to win a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Writing (1930), and both of her novels were highly acclaimed before her literary career ended abruptly in the early 1930s for reasons that are still not wholly clear. There were well-publicized but… 
“Makin a way Outta no way:” The dangerous business of racial masquerade in Nella Larsen's Passing
Early in Nella Larsen's Passing (1929), Clare Kendry Bellew and Irene Westover Redfield (the light-skinned and middleclass black female protagonists) are both passing for white in Chicago at an elite
Reading Race in Nella Larsen’s Passing and the Rhinelander Case
Toward the end of Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929), the protagonist Irene Redfield imagines how her friend Clare Kendry’s racist husband might react if he discovers his wife’s “true” racial identity:
Racial Etiquette: Nella Larsen's Passing and the Rhinelander Case
In Passing Nella Larsen seems to suggest that identity is a hazy fiction one tells that outward appearances and surface events only partly confirm. Rather than directly stating their thoughts,
Although the thrust of Locke ’ s argument rests on encouraging cultural equality through white recognition of “ Negro genius ” as evidenced in the work of
I October 1927 The Forum published a debate entitled “Should the Negro be encouraged to cultural equality?” Writing in favor of the proposal was Alain Locke, one of the leading intellectuals of what
Whiteness: An Ideology of Violence and Power as Represented in Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition, Schuyler's Black No More and Larsen's Passing
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the representations of whiteness found in three pieces of literature. The thesis not only teases out the nuances of whiteness, but specifically analyzes
Beautiful White Girlhood?: Daisy Buchanan in Nella Larsen’s Passing
This article expands recent scholarship on race in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and intertextuality in Nella Larsen’s Passing by arguing that the latter is a “blackened” version of Gatsby.
Performative Affectivity and the Letitia Ernestine Brown Divorce Case
  • Shane Vogel
  • Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2015
This article introduces the now-forgotten but then-sensational 1928 Letitia Ernestine Brown v. Carlton Curtis, alias “Harry Brown” separation suit in order to argue for a revitalized theory of the
Passing for White, Passing for Black
It was the new graduate student reception for my class, the first social event of my first semester in the best graduate department in my field in the country. I was full of myself, as we all were,
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 12 REFERENCES
Quicksand and Passing
""Quicksand" and "Passing" are novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing,
Comedy: American Style
The MELA series aims to expand and deepen our sense of American literatures as multi-cultural and multi-lingual and works to establish a broader understanding of “America” as a complex site for the
"Then everything was dark"?: The Two Endings of Nella Larsen's "Passing"
  • M. Madigan
  • Art
    The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
  • 1989
Kip Rhinelander is 'Brain Tied' Counsel Pleads
    Rhinelander's Bride Admits Negro Blood
    • Boston Globe
    It was originally published in A Spaniard in the Works, the second volume of Lennon's poems, short stories, drawings, and other unassorted miscellanea
    • Araminta Ditch is cast
    Copyright © by Purdue Research Foundation. All rights to reproduction in any form reserved
    • Modem Fiction Studies
    • 1990
    Philip Rhinelander Sued By Son's Wife
    • The Crisis
    Jones was but one example of how complex the issue of passing could be during the period of the Harlem Renaissance. MARK J. MADIGAN WORKS CITED "Alice Rhinelander Seeks Separation
    • New York Times
    ...
    ...