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The Resource The Black female body in American literature and art : performing identity, Caroline A. Brown

The Black female body in American literature and art : performing identity, Caroline A. Brown

Label
The Black female body in American literature and art : performing identity
Title
The Black female body in American literature and art
Title remainder
performing identity
Statement of responsibility
Caroline A. Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines how African-American writers and visual artists interweave icon and inscription in order to re-present the black female body, traditionally rendered alien and inarticulate within Western discursive and visual systems. Brown considers how the writings of Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones, Paule Marshall, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Andrea Lee, Gloria Naylor, and Martha Southgate are bound to such contemporary, postmodern visual artists as Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Kara Walker, Betye Saar, and Faith Ringgold. While the artists and authors rely on radically different media--photos, collage, video, and assembled objects, as opposed to words and rhythm--both sets of intellectual activists insist on the primacy of the black aesthetic. Both assert artistic agency and cultural continuity in the face of the oppression, social transformation, and cultural multiplicity of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This book examines how African-American performative practices mediate the tension between the ostensibly de-racialized body politic and the hyper-racialized black, female body, reimagining the cultural and political ground that guides various articulations of American national belonging. Brown shows how and why black women writers and artists matter as agents of change, how and why the form and content of their works must be recognized and reconsidered in the increasingly frenzied arena of cultural production and political debate."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Brown, Caroline A.
Dewey number
700/.45610820973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
B669 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • African American women artists
  • Women, Black, in literature
  • Women, Black, in art
  • African American women novelists
  • Art and literature
Label
The Black female body in American literature and art : performing identity, Caroline A. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Various printings
Bar code
31223103968765
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gaps and contradictions--righting the black body in the white text -- The poetics of late capitalism and the black cultural imaginary: revising modernity's archive through postmodern praxis -- A complicated anger: the performative body as postmodern bricolage -- The haunted echo and the riddle of the word: the black musical tradition as the renegotiation of identity in Lorna Simpson, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison -- When the circle has been broken and no words can heal the pain: possession-performance as ritual mourning in Carrie Mae Weems, Paule Marshall, and Edwidge Danticat -- The silenced tongue, a rebellious art: the body as tableau in Betye Saar, Gloria Naylor, and Martha Southgate -- The scopic and the scene: the aesthetics of spectatorship and destabilization of the racial gaze in Kara Walker, Andrea Lee, and Jamaica Kincaid -- Conclusion: Reclaiming history through postmodern performance--Faith Ringgold's Pastiche
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780415744249
Lccn
2011028295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 698324479
  • (OCoLC)698324479
Label
The Black female body in American literature and art : performing identity, Caroline A. Brown
Publication
Note
Various printings
Bar code
31223103968765
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gaps and contradictions--righting the black body in the white text -- The poetics of late capitalism and the black cultural imaginary: revising modernity's archive through postmodern praxis -- A complicated anger: the performative body as postmodern bricolage -- The haunted echo and the riddle of the word: the black musical tradition as the renegotiation of identity in Lorna Simpson, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison -- When the circle has been broken and no words can heal the pain: possession-performance as ritual mourning in Carrie Mae Weems, Paule Marshall, and Edwidge Danticat -- The silenced tongue, a rebellious art: the body as tableau in Betye Saar, Gloria Naylor, and Martha Southgate -- The scopic and the scene: the aesthetics of spectatorship and destabilization of the racial gaze in Kara Walker, Andrea Lee, and Jamaica Kincaid -- Conclusion: Reclaiming history through postmodern performance--Faith Ringgold's Pastiche
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780415744249
Lccn
2011028295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 698324479
  • (OCoLC)698324479

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