Table of contents for African American literature and the classicist tradition : Black women writers from Wheatley to Morrison / by Tracey L. Walters.

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Writing the Classics Black: The Poetic and Political Function of ClassicalRevision in the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove * Historical Overview of Ancient and Contemporary Representations of Classical Mythology * Classical Discourse as Political Agency: African-American Revisionist Mythmaking by Phillis Wheatley, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, and Pauline Hopkins * Gwendolyn Brooks’ Racialization of the Persephone and Demeter Myth * Toni Morrison’s Classical Fusion * Rita Dove’s Mother Love: A Return to Form

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American literature -- African American authors -- Classical influences.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Mythology in literature.