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Alain L. LockeThe Biography of a Philosopher

Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke (1886–1954), in his famous 1925 anthology The New Negro, declared that “the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, he ... More

Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

David Ikard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why do race relations appear to be getting worse instead of better since the election and reelection of the country’s first black president? David Ikard speaks directly to us, in the first person, as ... More

Signs and CitiesBlack Literary Postmodernism

Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Madhu Dubey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book considers what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American literature. The author argues that for African–American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in ... More

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