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The Resource Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism, Joyce A. Joyce

Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism, Joyce A. Joyce

Label
Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism
Title
Warriors, conjurers and priests
Title remainder
defining African-centered literary criticism
Statement of responsibility
Joyce A. Joyce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joyce Ann Joyce brilliantly merges her vision of African American literary criticism with her understanding of the politics of higher education. Collected together, these essays depict the literary critic as a shaman and literary conjurer, steeped in the spirituality and history of Black culture. Her analysis offers perceptive readings of major Black literary figures of the 20th century--including Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, James Baldwin, Ann Petry, Terry McMillan, Ishmael Reed and others. Professor Joyce demonstrates extensive research, while illustrating the interconnectedness of fiction and poetry to historical, political and cultural reality. At the same time, she provides balanced critiques rather than one-sidedness posing as universality. Most importantly, hers is a voice that recognizes the heterogeneity of the Black community and, in hopes of heightening understanding, does not fear discussing the strengths and weaknesses of diverse views.--Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
MoS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joyce, Joyce Ann
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • African Americans in literature
Label
Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism, Joyce A. Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism -- Richard Wright : a romantic and a realist -- Nella Larsen's Passing : a reflection of the American dream -- Ann Petry : an overview of her contribution to African-American literature -- The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks : an African-centered exploration -- Arthur P. Davis : an African-American anthologist in a Euro-American colony -- James Baldwin and black women writers : the connection between history and identity -- Sonia Sanchez and T.S. Eliot -- The aesthetic of E. Ethelbert Miller -- Terry McMillan's Disappearing Acts : healing the wounds between black men and black women -- Falling through the minefield of black feminist criticism : Ishmael Reed, a case in point -- Blacks as a commodity (part one) : scholars and scholarship -- Blacks as a commodity (part two) : the shifting status of blacks in the profession
Control code
ocm31135795
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780883780916
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93060827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism, Joyce A. Joyce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warriors, conjurers and priests : defining African-centered literary criticism -- Richard Wright : a romantic and a realist -- Nella Larsen's Passing : a reflection of the American dream -- Ann Petry : an overview of her contribution to African-American literature -- The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks : an African-centered exploration -- Arthur P. Davis : an African-American anthologist in a Euro-American colony -- James Baldwin and black women writers : the connection between history and identity -- Sonia Sanchez and T.S. Eliot -- The aesthetic of E. Ethelbert Miller -- Terry McMillan's Disappearing Acts : healing the wounds between black men and black women -- Falling through the minefield of black feminist criticism : Ishmael Reed, a case in point -- Blacks as a commodity (part one) : scholars and scholarship -- Blacks as a commodity (part two) : the shifting status of blacks in the profession
Control code
ocm31135795
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780883780916
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93060827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n