Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: New Critical Essays / Edition 1

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: New Critical Essays / Edition 1

by Deborah M. Garfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521497795

ISBN-13: 9780521497794

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Harriet Jacobs, today perhaps the single most read and studied Black American woman of the nineteenth century, has not until recently enjoyed sustained, scholarly analysis. This anthology presents a far-ranging compendium of literary and cultural scholarship that will take its place as the primary resource for students and teachers of Incidents in the Life of a

Overview

Harriet Jacobs, today perhaps the single most read and studied Black American woman of the nineteenth century, has not until recently enjoyed sustained, scholarly analysis. This anthology presents a far-ranging compendium of literary and cultural scholarship that will take its place as the primary resource for students and teachers of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The contributors include both established Jacobs scholars and emerging critics; the essays take on a variety of subjects in Incidents, treating representation, gender, resistance, and spirituality from differing angles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521497794
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #93
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: over-exposed, under-exposed: Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Rafia Zafar; 1. I disguised my hand: writing versions of the truth in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and John Jacobs's A True Tale of Slavery Jacqueline Goldsby; 2. Through her brother's eyes: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and A True Tale Jean Fagan Yellin; 3. Resisting Incidents Frances Smith Foster; 4. Manifest in signs: the politics of sex and representation in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl P. Gabrielle Foreman; 5. Earwitness: female abolitionism, sexuality and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Deborah M. Garfield; 6. Reading and redemption in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Sandra Gunning; 7. Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and the slavery debate: bondage, family and the discourse of domesticity Donald Gibson; 8. Motherhood beyond the gate: Jacobs's epistemic challenge in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl John Ernest; 9. This poisonous system: social ills, bodily ills and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Mary Titus; 10. Carnival laughter: resistance in Incidents Anne Bradford Warner; 11. Harriet Jacobs, Henry Thoreau, and the character of disobedience Anita Goldman; 12. The tender of memory: restructuring value in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Stephanie A. Smith; Conclusion: vexed alliances: race and female collaborations in the life of Harriet Jacobs Deborah M. Garfield.

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