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Black Well-BeingHealth and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Andrea Stone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Black Well-Being analyzes conflicting, oftentimes messy, articulations of black selfhood. From the classical healthy mind-in-body ideal to the disabled physique, the portrayals of black physicality ... More

Origins of the DreamHughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

W. Jason Miller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Since Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, some scholars have privately suspected that King’s “dream” was connected to Langston Hughes’s poetry. Drawing on archival materials, including ... More

Water and African American MemoryAn Ecocritical Perspective

Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Anissa Janine Wardi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contributes to the fields of African American, ecocritical, and literary studies, as it offers a sustained treatise on watercourses in the African American expressive tradition. It builds ... More

The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Roy Kay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

From Phillis Wheatley to Alice Walker, the figural readings of Psalm 68:31—”Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God”—have been instrumental in the ... More

Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

W. Jason Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Langston Hughes never knew of an America where lynching was absent from the cultural landscape. This book investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to ... More

Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s
Writings

Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Western European mythology and history tend to view spirituality and sexuality as opposite extremes. But sex can be more than a function of the body and religion more than a function of the mind, as ... More

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni
Morrison

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

K. Zauditu-Selassie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. This book delves into African spiritual traditions, explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as ... More

The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Mark Whalan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

More than 200,000 African American soldiers fought in World War I, and returning troops frequently spoke of “color-blind” France. Such cosmopolitan experiences, along with the brutal, often ... More

Claude McKay, Code Name SashaQueer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Gary Edward Holcomb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Sasha” was the code name adopted by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay (1889–1948) to foil investigations of his life and work. Over a period of two decades, the FBI, U.S. State Department, ... More

African American Atheists and Political LiberationA Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Michael Lackey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This study of atheist African American writers poses a substantive challenge to those who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic terms. The author argues that while most white atheists mourn the ... More

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