Postmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African by W. Lawrence Hogue

By W. Lawrence Hogue

Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways in which bear in mind postmodernist theory.

This e-book explores how African American social and political events, African American experiences, self sufficient students, and conventional cultural kinds revisit and problem the illustration of the African American as deviant different. After surveying African American historical past and cultural politics, W. Lawrence Hogue presents unique and insightful readings of six experimental/postmodern African American texts: John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia Fire; Percival Everett’s Erasure; Toni Morrison’s Jazz; Bonnie Greer’s Hanging by way of Her Teeth; Clarence Major’s Reflex and Bone Structure; and Xam Wilson Cartiér’s Muse-Echo Blues. utilizing conventional cultural and western types, together with the blues, jazz, voodoo, virtuality, radical democracy, Jungian/African American Collective subconscious, Yoruba gods, black people tradition, and black operating type tradition, Hogue finds that those authors discover areas with various definitions of lifestyles that also maintain a wildness and feature now not been thoroughly mapped out and trademarked by means of normative American tradition. Redefining the African American novel and the African American outdoors the common sense, principles, and values of western binary cause, those writers go away open the potential of psychic liberation of African american citizens within the West.

W. Lawrence Hogue is John and Rebecca Moores special Professor of English on the collage of Houston. he's the writer of numerous books, together with The African American Male, Writing, and distinction: A Polycentric method of African American Literature, feedback, and History, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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