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Afromodernisms : Paris, Harlem and the avant-garde

Author: Fionnghuala Sweeney; Kate Marsh
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"These 10 new chapters stretch and challenge current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and core presences in the development of a modernist avant-garde; and by interrogating 'blackness' as an aesthetic and political category at critical moments during the twentieth century. This is the first book-length  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fionnghuala Sweeney; Kate Marsh
ISBN: 9780748646401 074864640X 9781299456495 1299456499
OCLC Number: 852259279
Description: vii, 256 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Afromodernisms : Black modernist practice in contemporary context / Fionnghuala Sweeney --
Black modernism and the making of the twentieth century : Paris, 1919 / Tyler Stovall --
Futurist responses to African American culture / Przemyslaw Strożek --
Creating homoutopia : Féral Benga's body in the in the matrix of modernism / James Smalls --
Modernism, anthropology, Africanism and the self : Herston and Herskovits on/in Haiti / Claudine Raynaud --
Asymmetrical possessions : Zora Neale Hurston and the gendered fictions of Black modernity / Samantha Pinto --
"Forget Paris?" : transnationalism in the spiritual works of Karl Parboosingh / Claudia Hucke --
"Death to any one that puts his foot in No Man('s) Land" : "afromodernist" reimagining and aesthetic experimentation in Horace Pippin's World War I manuscripts and paintings / Celeste-Marie Bernier --
Making the word flesh : three at the threshold of tomorrow / Barbara Lewis --
"Thinking in hieroglyphics" : representations of Egypt in the New Negro Renaissance / Rachel Forebrother --
Afterword: Stormy weather and Afromodernism / Bill E. Lawson.
Responsibility: edited by Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh.


Makes a persuasive case for a black Atlantic literary renaissance and its impact on modernist studies. This title explores the term 'Afromodernisms' and the study to address together the cognate  Read more...
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