African Diasporas in the New and Old Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination

African Diasporas in the New and Old Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042008809
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Cross/Cultures Series
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.57(d)

About the Author

Geneviève Fabre is professor emerita at the University Paris 7 and director of the Center for African American and Diasporas Studies.
Klaus Benesch is Professor of English and Chair of American Studies at the University of Bayreuth (Germany).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Geneviève FABRE/Klaus BENESCH: The Concept of African Diaspora(s): A Critical Reassessment
THINKING DIASPORAS
Brent HAYES EDWARDS: The Uses of ‘Diaspora’
David PALUMBO-LIU: Against Race: Yes, But At What Cost?
Michel FEITH: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Signifying Monkey: A Diasporic Critical Myth
DIASPORIC HISTORICAL SITES
Sylvia FREY: Cultural Migrations: A Time-&-Space Outline of Black Atlantic Protestantism
Sujaya DHANVANTARI: French Revolutionary Song in the Haitian Revolution 1789-1804
Winston JAMES: From John Brown Russwurm to George Padmore: The Anglophone Caribbean Diaspora and Pan-African Projects
LITERARY WRITINGS OF DIASPORA
Carla L. PETERSON: Modernity and Historical Consciousness in the “New Negro” Novel at the Nadir (1892-1903)
Klaus BENESCH: Notes from Underground: William Demby’s The Catacombs and the Diasporic Roots of African-American Modernism
Kathie BIRAT: The Conundrum of Home: The Diasporic Imagination in The Nature of Blood by Caryl Phillips
Seth MOGLEN: Modernism in the Black Diaspora: Langston Hughes and the “broken cubes of Picasso”
VISUAL ART AND PERFORMANCE
Amy KIRSCHKE: Du Bois, The Crisis and Images of Africa and the Diaspora
Iris SCHMEISSER: “Ethiopia shall soon stretch forth her hands”: Ethiopianism, Egyptomania, and the Arts of the Harlem Renaissance
Judith BETTELHEIM: Carnaval of Los Congos in Portobelo, Panama: Feathered Men and Queens
POSTSCRIPT
Tom FEELINGS: The Middle Passage: A Visual Narrative
APPENDIX
Phyllis B. BISCHOF : The Power and Place of Black Diasporan Autobiography : An Annotated Bibliography of Autobiographies

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