Pdf/E–pub What is African American Literature? BY Margo Natalie Crawford


American literature keeps reimagining a black collective nervous systemCrawford #FOREGROUNDS THE IDEA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND UNCOVERS #the idea of African American literature and uncovers black feeling world co created by writers and readers Rejecting the notion that there are no formal lines separating African American literature and a broader American literary tradition Crawford contends that the distinguishing feature of African "AMERICAN LITERATURE IS A MOODSCAPE IS AS STABLE "literature is a moodscape that is as stable lectricity Presenting a fresh perspective on the affective of African American literature this compelling text frames central. After Kenneth W Warren's What Was African American Literature Margo N Crawford delivers What is African American "LiteratureThe idea of African American literature may be much than literature written by "idea of African American literature may be much than literature written by who identify as Black What is African American Literature focuses on feeling as form in order to show that African American literature is an archive of feelings *a tradition of the tension between uncontainable black affect and rigid historical structure * tradition of "the tension between uncontainable black affect and rigid historical structure N Crawford argues that textual production of affect such as blush "tension between uncontainable black affect and rigid historical structure N Crawford argues that textual production of affect such as blush shiver twitch and wink reveals that African. .
Uestions around the idea of African American literature shows the limits of historicism in xplaining the mood of African American literature and addresses textual production in the creation of the African American literary traditionPart of the "Acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Manifestos Series What Is African American Literature "Wiley Blackwell Manifestos series What is African American Literature a significant addition to scholarship in the field Professors and students of American literature African American literature and Black Studies will find this book an invaluable source

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