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HR-20237-01
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Making a Negro Literature
A. Caroline Gebhard, Tuskegee University

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Book chapter in Post-bellum, pre-Harlem : African American literature and culture, 1877-1919 (Book)
Title: Book chapter in Post-bellum, pre-Harlem : African American literature and culture, 1877-1919
Author: Caroline Gebhard
Editor: Caroline Gebhard
Editor: Barbara McCaskill
Abstract: "Inventing a 'Negro Literature': Race, Dialect, and Gender in the Early Work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson," is a chapter in the book I co-edited with Barbara McCaskill. It argues that the self-conscious creation of a "Negro Literature," often linked to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, instead begins with the turn-of-the-century writings of Dunbar, Johnson, Dunbar-Nelson, and others. It further argues that the question of language--how to employ black dialect and formal English--and of gender are crucial to this new domain of literary production.
Year: 2006
Primary URL: http://http://www.worldcat.org/title/post-bellum-pre-harlem-african-american-literature-and-culture-1877-1919/oclc/62766073
Primary URL Description: WorldCat.
Secondary URL: http://http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780814764213
Secondary URL Description: Project Muse
Access Model: Subscription or purchase
Publisher: New York University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 0814731678 081
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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