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Post Soul Satire

Post Soul Satire
  • Author : Derek C. Maus
  • Publsiher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 07 July 2014
  • ISBN : 1617039985
  • Pages : 340 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle’s Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for a generation of writers, comedians, cartoonists, musicians, filmmakers, and visual/conceptual artists, satire enables collective questioning of many of the fundamental presumptions about black identity in the wake of the civil rights movement. Whether taking place in popular and controversial television shows, in a provocative series of short internet films, in prize-winning novels and plays, in comic strips, or in conceptual hip-hop albums, this satirical impulse has found a receptive audience both within and outside the black community. Such works have been variously called “post-black,” “post-soul,” and examples of a “New Black Aesthetic.” Whatever the label, this collection bears witness to a noteworthy shift regarding the ways in which African American satirists feel constrained by conventional obligations when treating issues of racial identity, historical memory, and material representation of blackness. Among the artists examined in this collection are Paul Beatty, Dave Chappelle, Trey Ellis, Percival Everett, Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino), Spike Lee, Aaron McGruder, Lynn Nottage, ZZ Packer, Suzan Lori-Parks, Mickalene Thomas, Touré, Kara Walker, and George C. Wolfe. The essays intentionally seek out interconnections among various forms of artistic expression. Contributors look at the ways in which contemporary African American satire engages in a broad ranging critique that exposes fraudulent, outdated, absurd, or otherwise damaging mindsets and behaviors both within and outside the African American community.


Post-Soul Satire

Post-Soul Satire
  • Author : Derek C. Maus,James J. Donahue
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 07 July 2014
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From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle’s Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for a generation of writers, comedians, cartoonists, musicians, filmmakers, and visual/conceptual artists, satire enables collective questioning of many of the fundamental presumptions about black identity in the wake of the civil


Runaway Genres

Runaway Genres
  • Author : Yogita Goyal
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new


The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture
  • Author : Dan W. Clanton, Jr.,Terry R. Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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"The study of the reciprocal relationship between the Bible and popular culture has blossomed in the past few decades, and the time seems ripe for a broadly-conceived work that assesses the current state of the field, offers examples of work in that field, and suggests directions for further study. This Handbook includes a wide range of topics organized under several broad themes, including biblical characters and themes in popular culture; the Bible in popular cultural genres; "lived" examples; and a


Timelines of American Literature

Timelines of American Literature
  • Author : Cody Marrs,Christopher Hager
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release : 29 January 2019
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What is our definition of "modernismif we imagine it stretching from 1865 to 1965 instead of 1890 to 1945? How does the captivity narrative change when we consider it as a contemporary, not just a "colonial,genre? What does the course of American literature look like set against the backdrop of federal denials of Native sovereignty or housing policies that exacerbated segregation? Filled with challenges to scholars, inspirations for teachers (anchored by an appendix of syllabi), and entry points for students, Timelines of American


This is Pop

This is Pop
  • Author : Eric Weisbard,Senior Program Manager of Education Eric Weisbard
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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The breadth and vitality of pop music are captured in a study that brings together examinations of pop music by pioneers in the study of pop music, pivotal critics, as well as musicians active in the riot grrl and rock scenes.



Contemporary Native Fiction

Contemporary Native Fiction
  • Author : James J. Donahue
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 February 2019
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Contemporary Native Fiction: Toward a Narrative Poetics of Survivance analyzes paradigmatic works of contemporary Native American/First Nations literary fiction using the tools of narrative theory. Each chapter is read through the lens of a narrative theory – structuralist narratology, feminist narratology, rhetorical narratology, and unnatural narratology – in order to demonstrate how the formal structure of these narratives engage the political issues raised in the text. Additionally, each chapter shows how the inclusion of Native American/First Nations-authored narratives productively advance



Post-Soul Nation

Post-Soul Nation
  • Author : Nelson George
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 26 April 2005
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One of the foremost chroniclers of the contemporary black experience offers an undeluded perspective on the 1980s. Here are crack, AIDS, and the Reagan rollback of the major advances of the civil rights movement. But Nelson George also shows how black performers, athletes, and activists made increasing inroads into the mainstream. This fast-paced, chronological retrospective profiles personalities from Bill Cosby to Louis Farrakhan and explores such flashpoints as the first rap single and the infamous Willie Horton ad campaign. On


Oreo

Oreo
  • Author : Fran Ross
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 07 July 2015
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A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York City Oreo is raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note that triggers her quest to find him. What ensues is a playful, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies


Furiously Funny

Furiously Funny
  • Author : Terrence T. Tucker
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 10 March 2020
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"An important and timely expansion of American racial discourse. Tucker's demonstration of how the comic is not (just) funny and how rage is not (just) destructive is a welcome reminder that willful injustice merits irreverent scorn. "?Derek C. Maus, coeditor of Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights "Adroitly explores how comic rage is a skillfully crafted, multifaceted critique of white supremacy and a soaring articulation of African American humanity and possibility. Sparkling and highly readable scholarship."?Keith Gilyard, author


Dead Souls

Dead Souls
  • Author : Nikolai Gogol
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release : 02 July 2015
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A Masterpiece of Social and Political Commentary “However stupid a fools words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.” ― Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls In Nikolai Gogo's Dead Souls, a middle class man seeks to use a loophole in the Russian feudal system to create a fortune. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We


Jesting in Earnest

Jesting in Earnest
  • Author : Derek C. Maus
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 02 April 2019
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Percival Everett, a distinguished professor of English at the University of Southern California, is the author of more than thirty books on a wide variety of subjects and genres. Among his many honors are the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the Huston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction, the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction, and the Dos Passos Prize in Literature. Derek C. Maus proposes that the best way to analyze Everett’s varied oeuvre is


Street Players

Street Players
  • Author : Kinohi Nishikawa
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 28 December 2018
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The uncontested center of the black pulp fiction universe for more than four decades was the Los Angeles publisher Holloway House. From the late 1960s until it closed in 2008, Holloway House specialized in cheap paperbacks with page-turning narratives featuring black protagonists in crime stories, conspiracy thrillers, prison novels, and Westerns. From Iceberg Slim’s Pimp to Donald Goines’s Never Die Alone, the thread that tied all of these books together—and made them distinct from the majority of American


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 March 2015
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting