Table of contents for A companion to African American literature / edited by Gene Andrew Jarrett.


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Notes on Contributors viii
Introduction 1 Gene Andrew Jarrett
Part I. The Literatures of Africa, Middle Passage, Slavery, and Freedom: The Early and Antebellum Periods, c.1750-1865 9
1. Back to the Future: Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Black Authors 11 Vincent Carretta
2. Africa in Early African American Literature 25 James Sidbury
3. Ports of Call, Pulpits of Consultation: Rethinking the Origins of African American Literature 45 Frances Smith Foster and Kim D. Green
4. The Constitution of Toussaint: Another Origin of African American Literature 59 Michael J. Drexler and Ed White
5. Religion in Early African American Literature 75 Joanna Brooks and Tyler Mabry
6. The Economies of the Slave Narrative 90 Philip Gould
7. The 1850s: The First Renaissance of Black Letters 103 Maurice S. Lee
8. African American Literary Nationalism 119 Robert S. Levine
9. Periodicals, Print Culture, and African American Poetry 133 Ivy G. Wilson
Part II. New Negro Aesthetics, Culture, and Politics: The Modern Period, 1865-c.1940 149
10. Racial Uplift and the Literature of the New Negro 151 Marlon B. Ross
11. The Dialect of New Negro Literature 169 Gene Andrew Jarrett
12. African American Literary Realism, 1865-1914 185 Andrea N. Williams
13. Folklore and African American Literature in the Post-Reconstruction Era 200 Shirley Moody-Turner
14. The Harlem Renaissance: The New Negro at Home and Abroad 212 Michelle Ann Stephens
15. Transatlantic Collaborations: Visual Culture in African American Literature 227 Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
16. Aesthetic Hygiene: Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Work of Art 243 Mark Christian Thompson
17. African American Modernism and State Surveillance 254 William J. Maxwell
Part III. Reforming the Canon, Tradition, and Criticism of African American Literature: The Contemporary Period, c.1940-Present 269 18. The Chicago Renaissance 271 Michelle Yvonne Gordon
19. Jazz and African American Literature 286 Keith D. Leonard
20. The Black Arts Movement 302 James Edward Smethurst
21. Humor in African American Literature 315 Glenda R. Carpio
22. Neo-Slave Narratives 332 Madhu Dubey
23. Popular Black Women's Fiction and the Novels of Terry McMillan 347 Robin V. Smiles
24. African American Science Fiction 360 Jeffrey Allen Tucker
25. Latino/a Literature and the African Diaspora 376 Theresa Delgadillo
26. African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin 393 Guy Mark Foster
27. African American Literature and Psychoanalysis 410 Arlene R. Keizer
Name Index 421
Subject Index 442


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American literature -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.