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The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative

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Audrey A. Fisch, Philip Gould, Dickson D. Bruce, Jr., Vincent Carretta, Kerry Sinanan, Yolanda Pierce, Robert S. Levine, Cindy Weinstein, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Deborah E. McDowell, Valerie Smith, Stephanie A. Smith, John Stauffer, John Ernest, Xiomara Santamarina
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  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521615266

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  • The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States. This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and the larger African American literary tradition. Special attention is paid to leading exponents of the genre such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as many other, less well known examples. Further essays explore the rediscovery of the slave narrative and its subsequent critical reception, as well as the uses to which the genre is put by modern authors such as Toni Morrison. With its chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion provides both an easy entry point for students new to the subject and comprehensive coverage and original insights for scholars in the field.

    • Covers the historical, cultural, political and literary contexts of the slave narrative as literature
    • Explains the wide range of critical approaches to the slave narrative
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    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521615266
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Introduction Audrey A. Fisch
    Part I. The Slave Narrative and Transnational Abolitionism:
    1. The rise, development, and circulation of the slave narrative Philip Gould
    2. Politics and political philosophy in the slave narrative Dickson D. Bruce, Jr.
    3. Olaudah Equiano: African-British abolitionist and founder of the African-American slave narrative Vincent Carretta
    4. The slave narrative and the literature of abolition Kerry Sinanan
    Part II. The Slave Narrative and Anglo-American Literary Traditions:
    5. Redeeming bondage: the captivity narrative and the spiritual autobiography in the African American slave narrative tradition Yolanda Pierce
    6. The slave narrative and the Revolutionary tradition of American autobiography Robert S. Levine
    7. The slave narrative and sentimental literature Cindy Weinstein
    Part III. The Slave Narrative and the African-American Literary Tradition:
    8. The slave narrative and early Black American literature Robert F. Reid-Pharr
    9. Telling slavery in 'Freedom's' time: post-reconstruction and the Harlem Renaissance Deborah E. McDowell
    10. Neo-slave narratives Valerie Smith
    Part IV. The Slave Narrative and the Politics of Knowledge:
    11. Harriet Jacobs: a case history of authentication Stephanie A. Smith
    12. Frederick Douglass's self fashioning and the making of a representative American man John Stauffer
    13. Beyond Douglass and Jacobs John Ernest
    14. Black womanhood in North American women's slave narratives Xiomara Santamarina
    Guide to further reading.

  • Editor

    Audrey Fisch, New Jersey City University
    Audrey Fisch is Professor in the Departments of English and Elementary and Secondary Education at New Jersey City University.

    Contributors

    Audrey A. Fisch, Philip Gould, Dickson D. Bruce, Jr., Vincent Carretta, Kerry Sinanan, Yolanda Pierce, Robert S. Levine, Cindy Weinstein, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Deborah E. McDowell, Valerie Smith, Stephanie A. Smith, John Stauffer, John Ernest, Xiomara Santamarina

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