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New Essays on the African American Novel

From Hurston and Ellison to Morrison and Whitehead

Editors: King, L., Selzer, Linda F. (Eds.)

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This collection contributes to scholarly discussions about the African American novel as a literary form. Essays respond to the general question, what has been the impact of the African American vernacular tradition from the spirituals, blues, gospel and jazz to hip hop on the structure and style of the modern African American novel?

About the authors

LOVALERIE KING is Assistant Professor of African American Language and Literature at Penn State University. 

LINDA F. SELZER is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State University with a specialization in African American Literature
and Culture.

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New Essays on the African American Novel has a reason for existing; it is a worthy and needed addition to the scholarship." - The African American Review


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    King, Lovalerie (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Anna Julia Cooper, Charles Chesnutt, and The Hampton Folklore Society—Constructing a Black Folk Aesthetic through Folklore and Memory

    Moody, Shirley C.

    Pages 13-32

  • Blues Narratology and the African American Novel

    Scheiber, Andrew

    Pages 33-49

  • “—And I Might Even Be Said to Possess a Mind”: Hibernation, Psychoanalysis, and Schizophrenia in Invisible Man

    King, James Sterling

    Pages 51-63

  • “A Different Kind of Experiment”: Clarence Major’s Dirty Bird Blues and the Music of Visibility

    Nash, William R.

    Pages 65-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Essays on the African American Novel
Book Subtitle
From Hurston and Ellison to Morrison and Whitehead
Editors
  • L. King
  • Linda F. Selzer
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61275-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-61275-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60327-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 281
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