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The sermon and the African American literary imagination, Dolan Hubbard

Label
The sermon and the African American literary imagination
Title
The sermon and the African American literary imagination
Statement of responsibility
Dolan Hubbard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Characterized by oral expression and ritual performance, the black church has been a dynamic force in African American culture. In The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination, Dolan Hubbard explores the profound influence of the sermon upon both the themes and the styles of African American literature. Beginning with an exploration of the historic role of the preacher in African American culture and fiction, Hubbard examines the church as a forum for organizing black social reality. Like political speeches, jazz, and blues, the sermon is an aesthetic construct, interrelated with other aspects of African American cultural expression. Arguing that the African American sermonic tradition is grounded in a self-consciously collective vision, Hubbard applies this vision to the themes and patterns of black American literature. With nuanced readings of the work of Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, Hubbard reveals how the African American sermonic tradition has influenced black American prose fiction. He shows how African American writers have employed the forms of the black preaching style, with all their expressive power, and he explores such recurring themes as the quest for freedom and literacy, the search for identity and community, the lure of upward mobility, the fictionalizing of history, and the use of romance to transform an oppressive history into a vision of mythic transcendence. The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination is a major addition to the fields of African American literary and religious studies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hubbard, Dolan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
H83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Sermons, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • Fiction
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • Littérature américaine
  • Sermons américains
  • Science-fiction
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • Christianisme et littérature
  • Noirs américains
  • Amerikaans
  • Preken
  • Negers
  • Letterkunde
  • Noirs américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Roman
  • Christianisme et littérature
  • Noirs américains
  • Rezeption
  • Literatur
  • Predigt
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Fiction
  • Sermons, American
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • United States
Label
The sermon and the African American literary imagination, Dolan Hubbard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-167) 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
Toward a definition of the African American sermon -- Sermonic hermeneutics in early black narratives -- Recontextualizing the sermon to tell (her) story : Their eyes were watching God -- The sermon without limits and the limits of the sermon : Invisible man -- The sermon as cultural history : Go tell it on the mountain -- The sermon and the recovery of community : Song of Solomon and Beloved -- Voices and visions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780826209610
Lccn
94009968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30030066
  • (OCoLC)ocm30030066
Label
The sermon and the African American literary imagination, Dolan Hubbard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-167) 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
Toward a definition of the African American sermon -- Sermonic hermeneutics in early black narratives -- Recontextualizing the sermon to tell (her) story : Their eyes were watching God -- The sermon without limits and the limits of the sermon : Invisible man -- The sermon as cultural history : Go tell it on the mountain -- The sermon and the recovery of community : Song of Solomon and Beloved -- Voices and visions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780826209610
Lccn
94009968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30030066
  • (OCoLC)ocm30030066

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