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The Discourse of Slavery : From Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison - Carla Plasa

The Discourse of Slavery

From Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison

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Published: 12th May 1994
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The Discourse of Slavery is an innovative collection of fascinating essays addressing the problematic of slavery within literary, cultural and political writings. For the first time, slavery is examined critically within both the British and the American context, and related to contemporary concerns around race and gender. Writers discussed include: Aphra Behn William Blake Mary Wollstonecraft Charlotte Bronte Elizabeth Gaskell Toni Morrison William Faulkner Harriet Jacobs Harriet Beecher Stowe Frederick Douglass The Discourse of Slavery will be an invaluable and intriguing volume for students of literature, gender, race and ethnicity.

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Looks That Kill: Violence and representation in Aphra Behn's Oroonokop. 1
Sex, Slavery and Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindicationsp. 18
"That Mild Beam": Enlightenment and enslavement in William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albionp. 40
"Silent Revolt": Slavery and the politics of metaphor in Jane Eyrep. 64
Anglo-American Connections: Elizabeth Gaskell, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the "Iron of slavery"p. 94
"Painting by Numbers": Figuring Frederick Douglassp. 118
Perilous Passages in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlp. 144
The Irony of Idealism: William Faulkner and the South's construction of the mulattop. 166
Prophesying Bodies: Calling for a politics of collectivity in Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 191
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780415081528
ISBN-10: 0415081521
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 12th May 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1