Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

by Tyler T. Schmidt

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Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature by Tyler T. Schmidt

An exploration of writers who examine integration through the charged lens of sexuality

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617037832
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tyler T. Schmidt, New York, New York, is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College. His work has been published in African American Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Radical Teacher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Half-Told Histories of Desegregation 3

Ambivalent Desires: Elizabeth Bishop, Zora Neale Hurston, and Domestic Desegregation 38

War City: Gwendolyn Brooks, Edwin Denby, and the Private Poetics of Public Space 87

White Pervert: William Demby, Ann Petry, and the Queer Desires of Racial Belonging 136

Damaged Desires: Jo Sinclair, Carl Offord, and the Traumas of Integration 179

Conclusion: Intimate Failures 221

Notes 229

Works Cited 249

Index 271

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