The Resource Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature : critical essays, edited by James S. Mellis

Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature : critical essays, edited by James S. Mellis

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Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature : critical essays
Title
Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature
Title remainder
critical essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by James S. Mellis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the earliest slave narratives to modern fiction by the likes of Colson Whitehead and Jesmyn Ward, African American authors have drawn on African spiritual practices as literary inspiration, and as a way to maintain a connection to Africa. This volume has collected new essays about the multiple ways African American authors have incorporated Voodoo, Hoodoo and Conjure in their work. Among the authors covered are Frederick Douglass, Shirley Graham, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ntozake Shange, Rudolph Fisher, Jean Toomer, and Ishmael Reed
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
810.9896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
V66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mellis, James S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Vodou in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Magic in literature
  • American literature
  • Magic in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Vodou in literature
Label
Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature : critical essays, edited by James S. Mellis
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / James S. Mellis -- Conjure magic and supernaturalism in nineteenth-century African American narratives / Yvonne Chireau -- Rewriting conjure : routes of revision in Frederick Douglass, Shirley Graham, and Jewell Parker Rhodes / Carl Plasa -- Voodoo's circum-Atlantic alternatives in George Washington Cable's "The grandissimes : a story of Creole life" / Joseph E. Anderson -- Guiding myths : Zora Neale and her impact on Hoodoo and Voodoo scholarship / Jeffrey E. Anderson -- Conjuring history in Rudolph Fisher's "The conjure-man dies : a mystery tale of Dark Harlem" / Adrienne Johnson Gosselin -- The Hoodoo hustle : early twentieth-century African American literature, conjure and the 'con' game / Camille S. Alexander -- Kind of blue : race, religion and the place of Voodoo in Jean Toomer's poetics of catharsis / Andres Amitai -- Richard Wright and the black supernatural / Adam Nemmers -- The mumbo jumbo kathedral : Hoodoo and Voodoo in the 'work' of Ishmael Reed / Karen Joan Kohoutek -- Literary magic and spiritual empowerment in Ntozake Shange's "For colored girls and Sassafrass, Cypress, & Indigo : a novel" / Tammie Jenkins
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781476669625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088522774
  • (YBP)ybp16070526
Label
Voodoo, hoodoo and conjure in African American literature : critical essays, edited by James S. Mellis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / James S. Mellis -- Conjure magic and supernaturalism in nineteenth-century African American narratives / Yvonne Chireau -- Rewriting conjure : routes of revision in Frederick Douglass, Shirley Graham, and Jewell Parker Rhodes / Carl Plasa -- Voodoo's circum-Atlantic alternatives in George Washington Cable's "The grandissimes : a story of Creole life" / Joseph E. Anderson -- Guiding myths : Zora Neale and her impact on Hoodoo and Voodoo scholarship / Jeffrey E. Anderson -- Conjuring history in Rudolph Fisher's "The conjure-man dies : a mystery tale of Dark Harlem" / Adrienne Johnson Gosselin -- The Hoodoo hustle : early twentieth-century African American literature, conjure and the 'con' game / Camille S. Alexander -- Kind of blue : race, religion and the place of Voodoo in Jean Toomer's poetics of catharsis / Andres Amitai -- Richard Wright and the black supernatural / Adam Nemmers -- The mumbo jumbo kathedral : Hoodoo and Voodoo in the 'work' of Ishmael Reed / Karen Joan Kohoutek -- Literary magic and spiritual empowerment in Ntozake Shange's "For colored girls and Sassafrass, Cypress, & Indigo : a novel" / Tammie Jenkins
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781476669625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088522774
  • (YBP)ybp16070526

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