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Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: New Critical Essays


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Juni 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: over-exposed, under-exposed: Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Rafia Zafar; 1. I disguised my hand: writing versions of the truth in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and John Jacobs's A True Tale of Slavery Jacqueline Goldsby; 2. Through her brother's eyes: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and A True Tale Jean Fagan Yellin; 3. Resisting Incidents Frances Smith Foster; 4. Manifest in signs: the politics of sex and representation in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl P. Gabrielle Foreman; 5. Earwitness: female abolitionism, sexuality and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Deborah M. Garfield; 6. Reading and redemption in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Sandra Gunning; 7. Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and the slavery debate: bondage, family and the discourse of domesticity Donald Gibson; 8. Motherhood beyond the gate: Jacobs's epistemic challenge in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl John Ernest; 9. This poisonous system: social ills, bodily ills and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Mary Titus; 10. Carnival laughter: resistance in Incidents Anne Bradford Warner; 11. Harriet Jacobs, Henry Thoreau, and the character of disobedience Anita Goldman; 12. The tender of memory: restructuring value in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Stephanie A. Smith; Conclusion: vexed alliances: race and female collaborations in the life of Harriet Jacobs Deborah M. Garfield.

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"This volume of essays, the first collection of its kind, is convincing testimony for the inclusion of Jacob's narrative in the American canon." Nineteenth-Century Literature
EAN: 9780521497794
ISBN: 0521497795
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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