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Psychoanalysis and Black Novels : Desire and the Protocols of Race - Claudia Tate

Psychoanalysis and Black Novels

Desire and the Protocols of Race

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780195096835
Number Of Pages: 256

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Although psychoanalytic theory is one of the most potent and influential tools in contemporary literary criticism, to date it has had very little impact on the study of African American literature. Critical methods from the disciplines of history, sociology, and cultural studies have dominated work in the field. Now, in this exciting new book by the author of Domestic Allegories: The Black Heroine's Text at the Turn of the Century, Claudia Tate demonstrates that psychoanalytic paradigms can produce rich and compelling readings of African American textuality. With clear and accessible summaries of key concepts in Freud, Lacan, and Klein, as well as deft reference to the work of contemporary psychoanalytic critics of literature, Tate explores African- American desire, alienation, and subjectivity in neglected novels by Emma Kelley, W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and Nella Larsen. Her pioneering approach highlights African American textual realms within and beyond those inscribing racial oppression and modes of black resistance. A superb introduction to psychoanalytic theory and its applications for African American literature and culture, this book creates a sophisticated critical model of black subjectivity and desire for use in the study of African American texts.

"...intriguing....Tate's study raises crucial questions about the way African American subjectivity is addressed within literary studies....she inspires a reevaluation of how texts produce that black subjectivity."--Modernism/Modernity "Tate reads these somewhat obscure black novels in ways that they have never been read before, applying theoretical principles as effectively as anyone else has ever done. Insights into the psyches of Hurston, Larsen, Wright and others are absolutely invaluable."--James Robert Saunders, Purdue University "...each of her chapters is arguably the best that has ever been done on these neglected and/or misunderstood literary works."--Modern Fiction Studies "...intriguing....Tate's study raises crucial questions about the way African American subjectivity is addressed within literary studies....she inspires a reevaluation of how texts produce that black subjectivity."--Modernism/Modernity "Tate reads these somewhat obscure black novels in ways that they have never been read before, applying theoretical principles as effectively as anyone else has ever done. Insights into the psyches of Hurston, Larsen, Wright and others are absolutely invaluable."--James Robert Saunders, Purdue University

Abbreviations
Introduction: Black Textuality and Psychoanalytic Literary Criticismp. 3
Fantasizing Plenitude: Re-Reading Desire in Megdap. 22
Race and Desire: Dark Princess, A Romancep. 47
Rage, Race, and Desire: Savage Holidayp. 86
Desire and Death: Seducing the Lost Father in Quicksandp. 119
Mourning, Humor, and Reparation: Detecting the Joke in Seraph on the Suwaneep. 148
Conclusion: Plenitude in Black Textualityp. 178
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 229
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780195096835
ISBN-10: 0195096835
Series: Race and American Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36