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  1. Maskerade in Theorie und literarischer Gestaltung. Geschlecht und Körper, Begehren und Liebe in Werken von Antje Rávic Strubel, Katharina Hacker und Angela Krauß
    Autor*in: Düking, Ina
    Erschienen: 2015

    The aim of this dissertation is to apply and advance the concept of gender masquerading, which has its origins in psychoanalysis and gender studies, to the field of literary studies. There, the concept of masquerading has mainly been discussed in the... mehr

     

    The aim of this dissertation is to apply and advance the concept of gender masquerading, which has its origins in psychoanalysis and gender studies, to the field of literary studies. There, the concept of masquerading has mainly been discussed in the context of literary works in which gender masquerade was paralleled by cross-dressing. This approach needs to be differentiated methodologically as the concept of gender masquerading allows for a close psychological analysis of the literary characters in terms of femininity and masculinity, hetero- and homosexuality, desire and love, even and in particular in the absence of any visible disguise that masks gender or makes it seem confusingly ambiguous. The concept of gender masquerading was first developed by the psychoanalysts Joan Riviere and Jaques Lacan, and later critically re-assessed by philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler, and includes multifaceted questions relating to the authenticity, the mechanisms and effects of gender performance, as well as to the relational structures between lovers or those who desire. Gender masquerading focuses on the discussion of femininity, which, in different theoretical contexts, is construed as pretence, as a psychic coping strategy, as stabilization of patriarchal structures, or as denial of a female desire which needs to be unmasked. In order to bring to the fore and highlight this specific character of gender masquerading in literary studies, the present study analyses three novels by contemporary female authors that do not include an overtly visible disguise or a readily identifiable change of gender roles: Antje Rávic Strubel's "Kältere Schichten der Luft" (2007), Katharina Hacker's "Die Habenichtse" (2006) und Angela Krauß' "Wie weiter" (2006). In-depth analyses of the narrative contents and linguistic representations of the novels provide the basis for a literary approach that unfolds the psychological depth of the respective characters and unveils numerous differences, contradictions and disruptions. These describe a complex interplay of various aspects: on the one hand the power of gender roles, the obligation of gender masquerading, the diverse insecurities, fears and possible repressions, on the other hand moments of conscious selfformation and self-transformation, as well as free, playful, sensual masquerading. In conclusion, it becomes clear that the concept of gender masquerading is a complex and versatile theoretical tool, which can prove to productively connect diverse questions of gender and body, sexuality, desire and love.

     

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    Schlagworte: Maskerade; Geschlechter-Maskerade; Weiblichkeit; Begehren; Antje Rávic Strubel; Katharina Hacker; Angela Krauß; Joan Riviere; Jacques Lacan; Judith Butler
  2. Cyborg Black Studies : Tracing the Impact of Technological Change on the Constitution of Blackness.
    Erschienen: 2015

    The dissertation offers a meta-theoretical and decolonial critique of epistemological and methodological approaches in Political Theory and Black Studies. Structured in three parts, it begins by arguing that prevalent models in subject theory cannot... mehr

     

    The dissertation offers a meta-theoretical and decolonial critique of epistemological and methodological approaches in Political Theory and Black Studies. Structured in three parts, it begins by arguing that prevalent models in subject theory cannot account for the specific situation of enslaved or colonized people. Focusing on the former, approaches by afropessimist authors are combined with a schizo-analytical methodology to develop a theory of the abjection of Blackness as inherent to (post-)modernity and models of (post-)humanism. The second part applies this model to cinema and phonography, introducing the â racial glitchâ to describe how technologies can break open the suturation of bodies with blackness as a racialized social category. The third part condenses the results of the prior sections into â Cyborg Black Studiesâ , mobilizing the term cyborg as a trope to unthink the abjection inherent to notions of the human and offering a new methodology geared towards that goal.

     

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  3. Die Chronotopoi des Kriminalromans
    Autor*in: Spörl, Uwe
    Erschienen: 2006

    Der Aufsatz nutzt Michail Bachtins Konzept des Chronotopos, um Subgenres der Kriminalliteratur, insbes. die Opposition von Detektivroman und Thriller, auf einer bisher kaum beachteten Ebene zu differenzieren, der Ebene der Organisation von Raum und... mehr

     

    Der Aufsatz nutzt Michail Bachtins Konzept des Chronotopos, um Subgenres der Kriminalliteratur, insbes. die Opposition von Detektivroman und Thriller, auf einer bisher kaum beachteten Ebene zu differenzieren, der Ebene der Organisation von Raum und Zeit in den jeweils erzählten Geschichten.

     

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    Schlagworte: Bachtin; Krimi; Kriminalliteratur; Kriminalroman; crime novel; Chronotopos; Detektivroman; Thriller; closed room; Satterthwait
  4. Editors' Note
    Erschienen: 2014

    This editors note launches the first peer-reviewed Black Studies online journal founded in Europe, Black Studies Papers, and introduces its first issue, entitled Slavery Revisited. mehr

     

    This editors note launches the first peer-reviewed Black Studies online journal founded in Europe, Black Studies Papers, and introduces its first issue, entitled Slavery Revisited.

     

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    Schlagworte: Black Studies Papers; Beloved; Black Studies; digital publishing
  5. Introduction Weaving Texts and Memories Around Toni Morrison s Beloved.
    Autor*in: Feith, Michel
    Erschienen: 2014

    In this introduction, Michel Feith problematizes the complex relation between writing and the history of slavery by focusing on two case studies that reconfigure this relation: an examination of the Memorial for the Abolition of Slavery, inaugurated... mehr

     

    In this introduction, Michel Feith problematizes the complex relation between writing and the history of slavery by focusing on two case studies that reconfigure this relation: an examination of the Memorial for the Abolition of Slavery, inaugurated in Nantes, France in 2012, and a triangulation between Toni Morrison s Beloved, and Saidiya Hartman s Scenes of Subjection (1997) and Lose Your Mother (2007). What common ground seems to emerge from these two case studies memory as a sort of compromise formation in the monument, and the varying mixes of ob-jectivity and empathy in the texts is a sense of haunting, accompanied by an always compromised endeavor to lay at rest the ghosts of the Middle Passage.

     

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    Schlagworte: history; memory; slavery; Toni Morrison; Saidiya Hartman
  6. Commentary (In Response to Michel Feith)
    Erschienen: 2014

    Broeck s commentary focuses mainly on the ethical challenge to read the Enlightenment s freedom narratives not in a paradoxical relation to Euro-American modernity s coloniality and enslavement regimes but as a complex vision of white free... mehr

     

    Broeck s commentary focuses mainly on the ethical challenge to read the Enlightenment s freedom narratives not in a paradoxical relation to Euro-American modernity s coloniality and enslavement regimes but as a complex vision of white free enlightened conviviality the free brotherhood of Man purposefully premised on black social death. From this perspective, it becomes crucial to criticize the tendency in much of Beloved's critical reception to slide into neo-abolitionist kitsch.

     

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    Schlagworte: enslavement; coloniality; Enlightenment; Beloved; kitsch aesthetic
  7. Memory Work
    Erschienen: 2014

    This intervention argues that Morrison s Beloved highlights the workings of memory (Erinnerungsarbeit) rather than the concept of memory as a duty, as well as assesses the debate known as memory wars in France and gives a brief survey of what has... mehr

     

    This intervention argues that Morrison s Beloved highlights the workings of memory (Erinnerungsarbeit) rather than the concept of memory as a duty, as well as assesses the debate known as memory wars in France and gives a brief survey of what has been achieved at the level of the French state in the midst of a violent controversy about history, national memory and memorials. It closes on the ways in which slavery is fictionalized and analyzed, from Morrison s A Mercy (2008) and Chivallon s anthropological approach (2012) to the discovery of archives, such as the lawsuit brought by the slave Furcy against his master (2011).

     

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    Schlagworte: history; memory; memorials; archives; Beloved
  8. Post-Beloved Writing: Review, Revitalize, Recalculate
    Erschienen: 2014

    Twenty-five years have elapsed since the publication of Beloved. In all its complexity, Toni Morrison s novel forms a peak, both concluding the previous decades of neo-slave narratives and introducing the following ones. As the following article... mehr

     

    Twenty-five years have elapsed since the publication of Beloved. In all its complexity, Toni Morrison s novel forms a peak, both concluding the previous decades of neo-slave narratives and introducing the following ones. As the following article argues, reviewing the many ways the novel has closed a period and opened a new one will help us gain a new perspective and understand new articulations and developments in slav-ery literature. Misrahi-Barak contends that the genre of the neo-slave nar-rative has ceased to be African-American only, but has become trans-national and global, dialogic, polyphonic and trans-generic. It has also been instrumental in implementing a rapprochement between disciplines that used to be watertight.

     

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    Schlagworte: Beloved; rapprochement; neo-slave narratives; trans-national; trans-generic
  9. "Own Yourself, Woman": Toni Morrison s A Mercy, Early Modernity, and Property
    Erschienen: 2014

    This study puts Toni Morrison s novel A Mercy in conversation with John Locke s Two Treatises of Government (1689), re-visiting the Treatises in light of recent Black Studies interventions in the topos of Western subjectivity. While situating both... mehr

     

    This study puts Toni Morrison s novel A Mercy in conversation with John Locke s Two Treatises of Government (1689), re-visiting the Treatises in light of recent Black Studies interventions in the topos of Western subjectivity. While situating both the Treatises and the scholarly engagement with them in their historical moment, it develops a post-slavery reading of the early modern conceptions of individual liberty and property by means of A Mercy s characters.

     

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    Schlagworte: early Enlightenment; slavery; subjectivity; John Locke; proprietorship
  10. Standing Up To Words: Writing and Resistance in Toni Morrison s A Mercy
    Erschienen: 2014

    In Toni Morrison s A Mercy, the protagonist represents both the historical and the contemporary African American author. As Mueller argues, her act of carving words into walls can be read as an act of resistance against the historical silencing of... mehr

     

    In Toni Morrison s A Mercy, the protagonist represents both the historical and the contemporary African American author. As Mueller argues, her act of carving words into walls can be read as an act of resistance against the historical silencing of the black voice as well as politically against symbolic violence exercised through language.

     

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    Schlagworte: A Mercy; neo-slave narrative; symbolic violence; Bourdieu; Pierre
  11. Reading/Writing "the most wretched business": Toni Morrison s A Mercy
    Erschienen: 2014

    The epilogue of Toni Morrison s A Mercy (2008) is narrated by the teenage character-narrator Florens mother. Though addressed to her daughter, the mother s words are heard/read only by the reader, who is left with the (merciful?) gift of... mehr

     

    The epilogue of Toni Morrison s A Mercy (2008) is narrated by the teenage character-narrator Florens mother. Though addressed to her daughter, the mother s words are heard/read only by the reader, who is left with the (merciful?) gift of understanding and reinterpreting the very act that is at the center of the novel. The picture (s)he shapes, the telling (s)he hears (161), are conditioned by Florens narration the affective lens through which the world (161) and the narrative are to be read. The reader s legitimacy is recognized and rewarded at the very end of A Mer-cy. Indeed, the mother s account, conjured up by Florens, is staged as an imaginary reconciliation, arising from the reading itself, as well as from the reader s affective, aesthetic desire for such reconciliation.

     

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    Schlagworte: Morrison; reading; writing; slavery
  12. Writing/Reading Slavery as Trauma: Othering, Resistance, and the Haunting Use of Voice in Toni Morrison s A Mercy.
    Erschienen: 2014

    For the first time since Beloved, Toni Morrison returns to slavery in A Mercy (2008): the slave trade is allegorized as a pox upon the initially utopian Vaark farm. Though in the face of systematic discourses of oth-ering, each oppressed character... mehr

     

    For the first time since Beloved, Toni Morrison returns to slavery in A Mercy (2008): the slave trade is allegorized as a pox upon the initially utopian Vaark farm. Though in the face of systematic discourses of oth-ering, each oppressed character puts up strategies of resistance, the dialec-tic of love, loss, and alienation in Florens s story permeates the entire nov-el. But Florens s voice offers resistance and empowerment as well: the house that Jacob built and that Florens haunts is, in a mise en abyme of the house of fiction reclaimed by Toni Morrison, a black repossession of the house that slavery built.

     

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    Schlagworte: Morrison; A Mercy; trauma; voice; resistance
  13. To Remember or Not to Remember: Traumatic Memory and the Legacy of Slavery in Octavia E. Butler s Kindred and Toni Morrison s Beloved
    Autor*in: Varsam, Maria
    Erschienen: 2014

    Toni Morrison s Beloved and Octavia Butler s Kindred share many thematic and stylistic conventions which illustrate intertextual connections between the neo-slave narrative and critical dystopias. Moreover, they both focus on the effect of history on... mehr

     

    Toni Morrison s Beloved and Octavia Butler s Kindred share many thematic and stylistic conventions which illustrate intertextual connections between the neo-slave narrative and critical dystopias. Moreover, they both focus on the effect of history on the present and the continuing legacy of slavery on social ties, identity and agency. As the article argues, central themes of traumatic history and memory are problematized in these novels through the trope of maternal genealogy and the conse-quences its severance has on affective relationships, race relations and personal identity. Varsam contends that the violent legacy of slavery is transformed from a central marker of traumatic memory to a reference point of survival and personal and social renewal.

     

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    Schlagworte: neo-slave narratives; history; memory; trauma; dystopia
  14. The Ghost Got It Wrong: Frances E. W. Harper and Toni Morrison. A Century A/Part
    Autor*in: Boyd, Melba
    Erschienen: 2014

    The article considers some key differences between Harper s poetic treatment of Margaret Garner s life in The Slave Mother, A Tale of the Ohio and Morrison s fictional diversion from actual historical events in Beloved. The essay critiques the... mehr

     

    The article considers some key differences between Harper s poetic treatment of Margaret Garner s life in The Slave Mother, A Tale of the Ohio and Morrison s fictional diversion from actual historical events in Beloved. The essay critiques the creative reasoning of the author s imag-inary with regards to the ghost s haunting of her family, especially her mother. The essay also considers the inclusion of the ghost at the end of the opera, Margaret Garner, another problematic that runs counter to a re-alizable appreciation of her true story.

     

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    Schlagworte: slavery; imaginary; history; memory; narrative
  15. Beyond Magic Realism: the Stuff of Ordinary Lives? Lorene Cary s Rewriting of Beloved
    Erschienen: 2014

    In the current context of the proliferation of neo-slave narratives, Lorene s Cary The Price of a Child (1995) strikes a rather singular tone. With its title explicitly echoing Toni Morrison s Beloved, Cary s novel and its straightforward realism... mehr

     

    In the current context of the proliferation of neo-slave narratives, Lorene s Cary The Price of a Child (1995) strikes a rather singular tone. With its title explicitly echoing Toni Morrison s Beloved, Cary s novel and its straightforward realism come as a surprise. As this close intertextual reading of the two novels intends to show, beyond expressing a probable anxiety of influence, Cary s narrative appears to revise major tenets of the African American ethos on which Beloved rests.

     

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    Schlagworte: Beloved; The Price of a Child; neo-slave narrative; magic realism; African American ethos
  16. Plantation Spaces and the Black Body: Quentin Tarantino s Django Unchained as Maroon Narrative
    Erschienen: 2014

    This article reads Django Unchained as a maroon narrative. It argues that the film s spatial poetics critique the American symbolic landscapes of the West and the South as well as their cinematic representation. The analysis examines the depiction of... mehr

     

    This article reads Django Unchained as a maroon narrative. It argues that the film s spatial poetics critique the American symbolic landscapes of the West and the South as well as their cinematic representation. The analysis examines the depiction of the black body and the blending of Western and Southern spaces in an American business master narrative. In this setup, Tarantino s self-made black cowboy figure is not heroic but remains a cipher in both epistemologies. Django acts as a ghost who haunts the plantation and the frontier in a series of masquerades, thus pointing to the pitfalls of cinema history and national myth-making.

     

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    Schlagworte: symbolic spaces; Western; popular culture; plantation; maroon
  17. The Lie at the Center of Everything
    Erschienen: 2014

    In The Lie at the Center of Everything, Christina Sharpe reads Valerie Martin s 2003 Orange Prize winning novel Property for the ways that it positions readers, across race, to enter into the narrative through the consciousness of the white... mehr

     

    In The Lie at the Center of Everything, Christina Sharpe reads Valerie Martin s 2003 Orange Prize winning novel Property for the ways that it positions readers, across race, to enter into the narrative through the consciousness of the white slave-owning woman Manon Gaudet. Sharpe traces the ways that such positioning locates many readers in the inability to see (or hear) black suffering, locates them as unable to see or account for the matter of race; specifically the lived experience of the black.

     

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    Schlagworte: Slavery; sexual violence; lived experience of the black: racial sexual gender; white historical fiction on slavery
  18. Disrupting Enslavist Suture : Black Film as a Cinema of Displeasure.
    Erschienen: 2016

    Drawing from Afro-pessimist and feminist film theory, the article proposes a rethinking of theories of racialization and Blackness in and through film. Through a critique of film theories related to the concept of suture and its models of pleasure,... mehr

     

    Drawing from Afro-pessimist and feminist film theory, the article proposes a rethinking of theories of racialization and Blackness in and through film. Through a critique of film theories related to the concept of suture and its models of pleasure, identification and subjectivation, the article shows why Blackness in film must not simply be considered through authentic representation or progressive production, but in terms of a disruption of black symbolic death. This disruption is theorized as a cinema of displeasure and irritation, aspects of which will be exemplified with a short consideration of the movie Suture.

     

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    Schlagworte: Suture; enslavism; Black symbolic death; politics of displeasure; critical race theory; Black film
  19. Editors' Note
    Erschienen: 2016

    This editors' note introduces the second issue of Black Studies Papers, entitled Current Perspectives in Transnational Black Studies. mehr

     

    This editors' note introduces the second issue of Black Studies Papers, entitled Current Perspectives in Transnational Black Studies.

     

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    Schlagworte: Black Studies Papers; Black Studies; transnational
  20. 'The Inside-Outside of Civil Society' : An Interview with Frank B. Wilderson, III.
    Erschienen: 2016

    In this interview, Frank Wilderson talks about the current state of the discipline of Black Studies in the United States of America and beyond and the ways in which Afro-pessimism takes part in shaping this discipline. He also discusses their stakes... mehr

     

    In this interview, Frank Wilderson talks about the current state of the discipline of Black Studies in the United States of America and beyond and the ways in which Afro-pessimism takes part in shaping this discipline. He also discusses their stakes in current social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter and the relevance he ascribes to Black lived experience and structural positionalities. Commenting on the role that gratuitous violence and the concept of social death play in his work, Wilderson also addresses the challenges Afro-pessimism poses especially to non-Black scholars who want to think through and with this theoretical stream of thought.

     

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    Schlagworte: social death; Afro-pessimism; anti-blackness; Black Studies; social justice movements
  21. A Dialogue : On European Borders, Black Movement, and the History of Social Death.
    Erschienen: 2016

    This article presents a dialogue between Sabine Broeck and P. Khalil Saucier about Black social death and white empathy in contemporary Europe. It is written as a starting point to speak about black movement, European borders, and social death in the... mehr

     

    This article presents a dialogue between Sabine Broeck and P. Khalil Saucier about Black social death and white empathy in contemporary Europe. It is written as a starting point to speak about black movement, European borders, and social death in the midst of almost weekly ship-wrecks in the Mediterrenean Sea; events that Broeck and Saucier read as the constitutive element of the longe duree of black genocide in Europe; the consolidation of late European modernity.

     

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    Schlagworte: Black social death; enslavism; European border regimes; modernity
  22. Afrofuturism in Contemporary African American Literature : Reading Colson Whitehead.
    Erschienen: 2016

    In this post-civil rights era, racial relations are highly complex: racism has not disappeared, but a discourse on postracialism has emerged. Colson Whitehead's fiction explores the vertiginous vortex that represents the complexity of the... mehr

     

    In this post-civil rights era, racial relations are highly complex: racism has not disappeared, but a discourse on postracialism has emerged. Colson Whitehead's fiction explores the vertiginous vortex that represents the complexity of the contemporary problematic relationship between blackness, the future, and technology. This paper shows how race is represented in an 'Afrofuturistic' America by highlighting Afrofuturist aspects in Whitehead's The Intuitionist and Zone One, where the representation of race feeds on the postracial discourse. What may be the implications of representing a post-apocalyptic world? Are racial distinctions still relevant in the context of 'critical posthumanism'? Is the future postracial?

     

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    Schlagworte: Afrofuturism; post/humanism; race; identity; slavery
  23. Searching for Sisterhood : Friendship and Sorority Culture in Tajuana Butlerâ s Sorority Sisters.
    Erschienen: 2016

    This essay examines Tajuana Butler's Sorority Sisters (1998) regarding its portrayal of friendship, sisterhood, and sorority culture. The novel conceptualizes 'sisterhood' as a fictive kinship structure and emphasizes the empowering potential of... mehr

     

    This essay examines Tajuana Butler's Sorority Sisters (1998) regarding its portrayal of friendship, sisterhood, and sorority culture. The novel conceptualizes 'sisterhood' as a fictive kinship structure and emphasizes the empowering potential of friendship among women. It fully embraces sorority culture and presents pledging as a 'social drama' in all its facets. Overall, Sorority Sisters provides an intervention into dominant representations of sorority life and black femininity. Yet, this intervention hinges on a discursive system of control shaped by conventional femininity and an uncritical affirmation of the ideology, practices, and significance of sororities.

     

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    Schlagworte: sorority fiction; Tajuana Butler; friendship; sisterhood; femininity
  24. Rereading William Melvin Kelley : Black Identity Construction in the Light of an Africana Existentialist and Phenomenological Approach.
    Erschienen: 2016

    As an African American writer who was part of the Black Arts Movement, William Melvin Kelley became an ardent defender of Black identity/-ies and the Black Aesthetics. This article aims to revisit his narratives through the scopes of African... mehr

     

    As an African American writer who was part of the Black Arts Movement, William Melvin Kelley became an ardent defender of Black identity/-ies and the Black Aesthetics. This article aims to revisit his narratives through the scopes of African Existential Philosophy and a phenomenological approach in order to understand how he perceived and constructed Black identities in the context of segregation. At the cross-road between imagination and lived experience, his stories interrogate what constitutes the self as an existing Black body filled with individual and community essence.

     

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  25. The Parody of Postblackness in I Am Not Sidney Poitier and the End(s) of African American Literature.
    Erschienen: 2016

    Analyzing Percival Everett's I Am Not Sidney Poitier as a multi-level parody, this essay argues that the novel not only parodies its protagonist's almost namesake's filmic oeuvre but also comically engages with Everett's own writing in general, and... mehr

     

    Analyzing Percival Everett's I Am Not Sidney Poitier as a multi-level parody, this essay argues that the novel not only parodies its protagonist's almost namesake's filmic oeuvre but also comically engages with Everett's own writing in general, and his novel Erasure in particular. Through detailed discussion of these various levels of parody, the essay teases out the ways in which postblack fiction offers a different, and decidedly non-mimetic, take on issues of race and racism than its predecessors in the African American literary tradition by complicating the relationship between fiction, fictional reality, and extra-textual reality.

     

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    DDC Klassifikation: Literatur und Rhetorik (800)
    Schlagworte: Postblack art; African American literature; parody; race; narratology