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Sisters in bonds: "Minnie's Sacrifice"
During the nineteenth century, both black women and white women were at the mercy of the white patriarchy, albeit at differing degrees to and natures in which they experienced bondage, marginality, and empowerment. In ...
Cultures of violence: Racism, sexism and female agency in twentieth-century American fiction
Male authors intent on critiquing American racism, specifically William Faulkner and Richard Wright, have been more successful in defining the parameters surrounding the discussion of violence in American society than have ...
The bordering nation: Problems of American identity in selected novels from "Our Nig" to "George Washington Gomez"
The dynamics between "American" constructions of ethnicity and the aspiration for and resistance to "American" identity are central to this study of several novels marked by their subjects' diverse racial, ethnic, gendered, ...
Missing persons: Race and aphanisis in the twentieth-century American novel
Through images of disintegration and disappearance, American narratives reveal the black subject's problematic relationship to the (white) Other's desire and the language of that desire. Jacques Lacan's theories of ...