The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative
Edited by Audrey A. Fisch
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Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative by Audrey A. Fisch
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521615266
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative, Hardback (May 2007)
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This volume comprises 15 critical essays written by some of the most eminent Romantic scholars in academia. The essays survey the oeuvre of Mary Shelley as it developed beyond Frankenstein, and evaluate her career in terms of her intellectual and political accomplishments.
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Author Biography - Audrey A. Fisch
Audrey Fisch is Professor in the Departments of English and Elementary and Secondary Education at New Jersey City University.
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