The Resource The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance, Rachel Farebrother

The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance, Rachel Farebrother

Label
The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance
Title
The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Farebrother
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with a subtle and persuasive analysis of the cultural context, Farebrother examines collage in modernist and Harlem Renaissance figurative art and unearths the collage sensibility attendant in Franz Boas's anthropology. This strategy makes explicit the formal choices of Harlem Renaissance writers by examining them in light of African American vernacular culture and early twentieth-century discourses of anthropology, cultural nationalism and international modernism. At the same time, attention to the politics of form in such texts as Toomer's Cane, Locke's The New Negro and selected works by Hurston reveals that the production of analogies, juxtapositions, frictions and distinctions on the page has aesthetic, historical and political implications. Why did these African American writers adopt collage form during the Harlem Renaissance? What did it allow them to articulate? These are among the questions Farebrother poses as she strives for a middle ground between critics who view the Harlem Renaissance as a distinctive, and necessarily subversive, kind of modernism and those who foreground the cooperative nature of interracial creative work during the period. A key feature of her project is her exploration of neglected connections between Euro-American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, a journey she negotiates while never losing sight of the particularity of African American experience. Ambitious and wide-ranging, Rachel Farebrother's book offers us a fresh lens through which to view this crucial moment in American culture."--BOOK JACKET
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farebrother, Rachel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
F37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African American aesthetics
  • Literature and anthropology
  • African Americans
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • African Americans in literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Harlem renaissance
  • Collage
  • African American aesthetics
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • United States
Label
The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance, Rachel Farebrother
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) 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
Boasian anthropology and the Harlem Renaissance -- "[F]lung out in a jagged, uneven but progressive pattern": "culture-citizenship" in The new negro -- "[A]dventuring through the pieces of a still unorganized mosaic": Jean Toomer's collage aesthetic in Cane -- "Think[ing] in hieroglyphics": Zora Neale Hurston's cross-cultural aesthetic -- Reading Zora Neale Hurston's textual synthesis in Jonah's gourd vine and Moses, man of the mountain
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9780754661986
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318672978
  • (OCoLC)ocn318672978
Label
The collage aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance, Rachel Farebrother
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) 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
Boasian anthropology and the Harlem Renaissance -- "[F]lung out in a jagged, uneven but progressive pattern": "culture-citizenship" in The new negro -- "[A]dventuring through the pieces of a still unorganized mosaic": Jean Toomer's collage aesthetic in Cane -- "Think[ing] in hieroglyphics": Zora Neale Hurston's cross-cultural aesthetic -- Reading Zora Neale Hurston's textual synthesis in Jonah's gourd vine and Moses, man of the mountain
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9780754661986
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318672978
  • (OCoLC)ocn318672978

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