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eBook Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition (Gender and American Culture) ePub

by Cheryl A. Wall

  • ISBN: 0807829277
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Cheryl A. Wall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (February 28, 2005)
  • Pages: 328
  • ePub book: 1593 kb
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Examining the works of Lucille Clifton, Gayl Jones, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Alice Walker, Wall highlights ways in which these authors construct family genealogies, filling in the gaps with dreams, rituals, music, or images that forge a connection to family lost through slavery.

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Cheryl A. Wall is professor of English at Rutgers University and author of Women of the Harlem Renaissance. Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition Gender & American culture.

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Worrying the Line : Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition. ISBN13:9780807855867.

Cheryl Wall has had a lifelong commitment to African American arts and culture and was the founding board chair of the Crossroads . Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage and Literary Tradition (2005).

Cheryl Wall has had a lifelong commitment to African American arts and culture and was the founding board chair of the Crossroads Theater Company, the first Black Theater in New Jersey, founded by two Rutgers graduates, Ricardo Khan and Lee Richardson in 1978. Selected publications. Changing Our Own Words: Criticism, Theory and Writing by Black Women (e. 1989). Women of the Harlem Renaissance (1995). Sweat": Texts and Contexts (e. 1997). Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Casebook (e. 2000).

Cheryl Wall has had a lifelong commitment to African American arts and . Dr. Cheryl Wall - What does it mean to be a black woman who reads books for a living? ✪ Cheryl Wall talks about the benefits of private support at Rutgers University.

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7 Wall, Cheryl A. Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2005. Zabel, Darcy A. The (Underground) Literature. NY: Peter Lang, 2004. Railroad in African American Zackodnik, Teresa C. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2004.

For blues musicians, "worrying the line" is the technique of breaking up a phrase by changing pitch, adding a shout, or repeating words in order to emphasize, clarify, or subvert a moment in a song. Cheryl A. Wall applies this term to fiction and nonfiction writing by African American women in the twentieth century, demonstrating how these writers bring about similar changes in African American and American literary traditions.Examining the works of Lucille Clifton, Gayl Jones, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Alice Walker, Wall highlights ways in which these authors construct family genealogies, filling in the gaps with dreams, rituals, music, or images that forge a connection to family lost through slavery. For the black woman author, Wall contends, this method of revising and extending canonical forms provides the opportunity to comment on the literary past while also calling attention to the lingering historical effects of slavery. For the reader, Wall shows, the images and words combine to create a new kind of text that extends meanings of the line, both as lineage and as literary tradition.