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RA-20228-01
Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Elizabeth Mansfield, National Humanities Center

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The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960
Author: Lawrence P. Jackson
Abstract: This a narrative history of the essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. These years saw the communal rise of Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and many other influential black writers. While these individuals have been duly celebrated, little attention has been paid to the political and artistic milieu in which they produced their greatest works. With this study, the author narrates the history of a crucial era. Looking at the tumultuous decades surrounding World War II, Jackson restores the "indignant" quality to a generation of African American writers shaped by Jim Crow segregation, the Great Depression, the growth of American communism, and an international wave of decolonization. He also reveals how artistic collectives in New York, Chicago, and Washington fostered a sense of destiny and belonging among diverse and disenchanted peoples. Through contemporary documents, he shows that the years that brought us Their Eyes Were Watching God, Native Son, and Invisible Man also saw the rise of African American literary criticism by both black and white critics. By exploring this cadre of key African American writers who triumphed in spite of segregation, this work paints a portrait of American intellectual and artistic life in the mid-twentieth century.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/indignant-generation-a-narrative-history-of-african-american-writers-and-critics-1934-1960/oclc/473655638&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9295.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978069114135
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam (Book)
Title: Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam
Author: Edward E. Curtis
Abstract: The first comprehensive examination of the rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives of the Nation of Islam, showing how the movement combined elements of Afro-Eurasian Islamic traditions with African American traditions to create a new form of Islamic faith. Curtis explains how the practice of Islam in the movement included the disciplining and purifying of the black body, the reorientation of African American historical consciousness toward the Muslim world, an engagement with both mainstream Islamic texts and the prophecies of Elijah Muhammad, and the development of a holistic approach to political, religious, and social liberation. Curtis's analysis pushes beyond essentialist ideas about what it means to be a Muslim and offers a view of the importance of local processes in identity formation and the appropriation of Islamic traditions.
Year: 2006
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-muslim-religion-in-the-nation-of-islam-1960-1975/oclc/67392813&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=1483
Secondary URL Description: Publisher website
Publisher: Unversity of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780807857717
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Transmitting Authority: Wang Tong (ca. 584–617) and the Zhongshuo in Medieval China’s Manuscript Culture (Book)
Title: Transmitting Authority: Wang Tong (ca. 584–617) and the Zhongshuo in Medieval China’s Manuscript Culture
Author: Ding Xiang Warner
Abstract: Transmitting Authority investigates the rise and fall of the cultural currency of the Confucian teacher Wang Tong (ca. 584–617), a.k.a. Master Wenzhong, in the five centuries following his death, by examining the textual and social history of the Zhongshuo, which purports to record Wang Tong’s teachings. Incorporating theories and methodologies from textual criticism, the history of the book, and cultural studies, Warner reveals evidence of the Zhongshuo’s textual fluidity during the Tang and early Song dynasties, and argues that this fluidity attended the shifting terms of the Zhongshuo’s cultural value for medieval China’s literati culture. In doing so, Warner offers scholars a model for the study of other works whose textual problems and historical significance have hitherto seemed inscrutable.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/transmitting-authority-wang-tong-ca-584617-and-the-zhongshuo-in-medieval-chinas-manuscript-culture/oclc/881367793&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: Brill
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9789004273214
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Book)
Title: A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film
Author: Joseph Luzzi
Abstract: "A Cinema of Poetry" brings Italian film studies into dialogue with fields outside its usual purview by showing how films can contribute to our understanding of aesthetic questions that stretch back to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relationship between film and literature, such as the cinematic adaptation of literary sources, and more generally the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and modern Italian culture. The book balances theoretical inquiry with close readings of films by the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/cinema-of-poetry-aesthetics-of-the-italian-art-film/oclc/857743817&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781421411668
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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