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The Changing Same

The Changing Same"

Black Women's Literature, Criticism, and Theory


Published: 22nd April 1995
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"The Changing Same" examines defining moments in African American women's fiction and its reception: the "Women's Era" of the 1890s, the Harlem Renaissance, and the "New Black Renaissance" of the 1970s and 1980s. Deborah McDowell maps this history in readings of Emma Dunham Kelley, Frances E. W. Harper, Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Sherley Anne Williams. She examines representations of slavery, sexuality, and homoeroticism; the reception of African American women's fiction in the 1980s; and African American feminist writing in the "Age of Theory."

Preface: Speaking To You about the "Changing Same"
Thinking About Methods
New Directions for Black Feminist Criticismp. 5
Ideas of Tradition
Race of Saints: Four Girls at Cottage Cityp. 27
"The Changing Same": Generational Connections and Black Women Novelists - Iola Leroy and The Color Purplep. 34
Undercover: Passing and Other Disguises
On Face: The Marks of Identity in Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun or Getting Read in the Harlem Renaissancep. 61
The "Nameless . . . Shameful Impulse": Sexuality in Nella Larsen's Quicksand and Passingp. 78
The Reader in the Text
Boundaries: Or Distant Relations and Close Kin - Sulap. 101
Reading Family Mattersp. 118
Hesitating Between Tenses or Allegories of History
Witnessing Slavery after Freedom - Dessa Rosep. 141
Transferences: Black Feminist Thinking: The "Practice" of "Theory"p. 156
Notesp. 177
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780253209269
ISBN-10: 0253209269
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd April 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39