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

By W. Lawrence Hogue

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

This booklet explores how African American social and political pursuits, African American reviews, self sustaining students, and conventional cultural types 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 via Her Teeth; Clarence Major’s Reflex and Bone Structure; and Xam Wilson Cartiér’s Muse-Echo Blues. utilizing conventional cultural and western kinds, 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 assorted definitions of existence that also continue a wildness and feature now not been thoroughly mapped out and trademarked by way of normative American tradition. Redefining the African American novel and the African American open air the good judgment, ideas, and values of western binary cause, those writers depart open the potential of psychic liberation of African americans within the West.

W. Lawrence Hogue is John and Rebecca Moores individual 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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