The Bondwoman s Narrative

The Bondwoman s Narrative
Author: Hannah Crafts
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2002-04-02
ISBN: 0759527644
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bondwoman s Narrative Book Excerpt:

Possibly the first novel written by a black woman slave, this work is both a historically important literary event and a gripping autobiographical story in its own right. When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. Her compelling story provides a fascinating view of American life in the mid-1800s and the literary conventions of the time. Written in the 1850's by a runaway slave, THE BONDSWOMAN'S NARRATIVE is a provocative literary landmark and a significant historical event that will captivate a diverse audience.

Hannah Crafts The Bondwoman s Narrative The un Reliability of the Narrator

Hannah Crafts   The Bondwoman   s Narrative    The  un   Reliability of the Narrator
Author: Sylvia Hadjetian
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2007-09-26
ISBN: 3638731707
Category: Slave narratives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hannah Crafts The Bondwoman s Narrative The un Reliability of the Narrator Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Regensburg (Amerikanistik), course: Slave Narratives and Neo-Slave Narratives, 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The following term paper deals with the question of reliability or unreliability of the narrator in Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative. But before the narrator's reliability is analysed, some definitions and background information on reliability and unreliability shall be presented. Table of Content 1. Introduction to Reliable and Unreliable Narration 2. Signals for Unreliable Narration Inside the Main Text 2.1 Different Types of Unreliable Narrators 2.2 Point of View 2.3 Characters 3. Signals Outside the Text for (Un-) Reliable Narration 3.1 Records of the Real Author, the Story and the Text Itself 3.2 The Knowledge of the Reader 4. Text Signals for (Un-) Reliable Narration 4.1 Admitted Unreliability 4.2. Paratextual Signals 4.3 Explicit Contradictions of the Narrator 4.4 Discrepancies between the Reconstructed and Narrated Story 4.5 Signals for a High Degree of Emotional Involvement 4.6 Deliberate Addressing and Controlling of the Reader 4.7 Genre, Copying and Language Style 5. Conclusion 6. Works Cited

In Search Of Hannah Crafts

In Search Of Hannah Crafts
Author: Henry Louis Gates,W E B DuBois Professor of Humanities Chair of Afro-American Studies and Director of the W E B DuBois Institute for for Afro-American Research Henry Louis Gates, Jr,Hollis Robbins
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search Of Hannah Crafts Book Excerpt:

Essays offer a critical analysis of "The Bondwoman's Narrative," a first novel written by a female African-American slave, assessing the influence of the work on our view of slavery, African-American history, and antebellum literature.

What s a Black Critic to Do

What s a Black Critic to Do
Author: Donna Bailey Nurse
Publsiher: Insomniac Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1897414536
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s a Black Critic to Do Book Excerpt:

This collection of profiles, interviews, essays and reviews on such well-known writers as Ken Burns, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke and Edwidge Danticat constitutes a frank conversation on the significance of race in the work of contemporary Black artists.

A Web of Words

A Web of Words
Author: Richard J. Gray
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780820330051
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Web of Words Book Excerpt:

Helps readers understand how any literary tradition involves an open conversation between its texts - a web of words that stretches from the local to the transnational. This book charts 3 different intertextual practices involving writings both within and outside the South.

Something Akin to Freedom

Something Akin to Freedom
Author: Stephanie Li
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 143842972X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Akin to Freedom Book Excerpt:

Examines why African American women would choose conditions of bondage over individual freedom.

Reaping Something New

Reaping Something New
Author: Daniel Hack
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 0691196931
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaping Something New Book Excerpt:

Tackling fraught but fascinating issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation, this groundbreaking book reveals that Victorian literature was put to use in African American literature and print culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in much more intricate, sustained, and imaginative ways than previously suspected. From reprinting and reframing "The Charge of the Light Brigade" in an antislavery newspaper to reimagining David Copperfield and Jane Eyre as mixed-race youths in the antebellum South, writers and editors transposed and transformed works by the leading British writers of the day to depict the lives of African Americans and advance their causes. Central figures in African American literary and intellectual history—including Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Charles Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins, and W.E.B. Du Bois—leveraged Victorian literature and this history of engagement itself to claim a distinctive voice and construct their own literary tradition. In bringing these transatlantic transfigurations to light, this book also provides strikingly new perspectives on both canonical and little-read works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, and other Victorian authors. The recovery of these works' African American afterlives illuminates their formal practices and ideological commitments, and forces a reassessment of their cultural impact and political potential. Bridging the gap between African American and Victorian literary studies, Reaping Something New changes our understanding of both fields and rewrites an important chapter of literary history.

The Bondwoman s Narrative

The Bondwoman s Narrative
Author: Crafts Hannah Gates Henry Louis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-07-02
ISBN: 9780446590204
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bondwoman s Narrative Book Excerpt:

Possibly the first novel written by a black woman slave, this work is both a historically important literary event and a gripping autobiographical story in its own right.

Dislocating Race and Nation

Dislocating Race and Nation
Author: Robert S. Levine
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 9780807887882
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dislocating Race and Nation Book Excerpt:

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial, and contingent dimensions present in the works of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and African American writers. Conflict and uncertainty, not consensus, Levine argues, helped define American literary nationalism during this period. Levine emphasizes the centrality of both inter- and intra-American conflict in his analysis of four illuminating "episodes" of literary responses to questions of U.S. racial nationalism and imperialism. He examines Charles Brockden Brown and the Louisiana Purchase; David Walker and the debates on the Missouri Compromise; Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Hannah Crafts and the blood-based literary nationalism and expansionism of the mid-nineteenth century; and Frederick Douglass and his approximately forty-year interest in Haiti. Levine offers critiques of recent developments in whiteness and imperialism studies, arguing that a renewed attention to the place of contingency in American literary history helps us to better understand and learn from writers trying to make sense of their own historical moments.

Novel Bondage

Novel Bondage
Author: Tess Chakkalakal
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN: 0252093380
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Bondage Book Excerpt:

Novel Bondage unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating close readings of fiction alongside archival material concerning the actual marriages of authors such as Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, and Frank J. Webb, Chakkalakal examines how these early novels established literary conventions for describing the domestic lives of American slaves in describing their aspirations for personal and civic freedom. Exploring this theme in post-Civil War works by Frances E.W. Harper and Charles Chesnutt, she further reveals how the slave-marriage plot served as a fictional model for reforming marriage laws. Chakkalakal invites readers to rethink the "marital work" of nineteenth-century fiction and the historical role it played in shaping our understanding of the literary and political meaning of marriage, then and now.

Who was Hannah Crafts and why Does it Matter

Who was Hannah Crafts and why Does it Matter
Author: Sue Kennedy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African American women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who was Hannah Crafts and why Does it Matter Book Excerpt:

The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law 1790 1860

The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law  1790   1860
Author: Bridget M. Marshall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1317013719
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law 1790 1860 Book Excerpt:

Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows these devices reflect an outpouring of anxiety about the nature of justice. On both sides of the Atlantic, novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts question the foundations of the Anglo-American justice system through their portrayals of criminal and judicial procedures and their use of found documents and legal forms as key plot devices. As gothic villains, from Walpole's Manfred to Godwin's Tyrrell to Stoker's Dracula, manipulate the law and legal system to expand their power, readers are confronted with a legal system that is not merely ineffective at stopping villains but actually enables them to inflict ever greater harm on their victims. By invoking actual laws like the Black Act in England or the Fugitive Slave Act in America, gothic novels connect the fantastic horrors that constitute their primary appeal with much more shocking examples of terror and injustice. Finally, the gothic novel's preoccupation with injustice is just one element of many that connects the genre to slave narratives and to the horrors of American slavery.

African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

African American Literature  An Encyclopedia for Students
Author: Hans A. Ostrom,John David Macey Jr.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN: 1440871515
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students Book Excerpt:

This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature

The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature
Author: Ezra Tawil
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1316531198
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature brings together leading scholars to examine the significance of slavery in American literature from the eighteenth century to the present day. In addition to stressing how central slavery has been to the study of American culture, this Companion provides students with a broad introduction to an impressive range of authors including Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Toni Morrison. Accessible to students and academics alike, this Companion surveys the critical landscape of a major field and lays the foundations for future studies.

Imitation Nation

Imitation Nation
Author: Jason Richards
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN: 0813940656
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imitation Nation Book Excerpt:

How did early Americans define themselves? The American exceptionalist perspective tells us that the young republic rejected Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in order to isolate a national culture and a white national identity. Imitativeness at this time was often seen as antithetical to self and national creation, but Jason Richards argues that imitation was in fact central to such creation. Imitation Nation shows how whites simultaneously imitated and therefore absorbed the cultures they so readily disavowed, as well as how Indians and blacks emulated the power and privilege of whiteness while they mocked and resisted white authority. By examining the republic’s foundational literature--including works by Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and Martin Delany--Richards argues that the national desire for cultural uniqueness and racial purity was in constant conflict with the national need to imitate the racial and cultural other for self-definition. The book offers a new model for understanding the ways in which the nation’s identity and literature took shape during the early phases of the American republic.

Global Dickens

Global Dickens
Author: Nirshan Perera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351933523
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Dickens Book Excerpt:

This volume of essays provides a selection of leading contemporary scholarship which situates Dickens in a global perspective. The articles address four main areas: Dickens's reception outside Britain and North America; his intertextual relations with and influence upon writers from different parts of the world; Dickens as traveller; and the presence throughout his fiction and journalism of subjects, such as race and empire, that extend beyond the national contexts in which his work is usually considered. Written by leading researchers from diverse countries and cultures, this is an indispensable reference work in the field of Dickens studies.

Old Style

Old Style
Author: Claudia Stokes
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 0812298160
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Style Book Excerpt:

An aesthetic of unoriginality shaped literary style and reader taste for decades of the nineteenth century. While critics in the twentieth century and beyond have upheld originality and innovation as essential characteristics of literary achievement, they were not features particularly prized by earlier American audiences, Claudia Stokes contends. On the contrary, readers were taught to value familiarity, traditionalism, and regularity. Literary originality was often seen as a mark of vulgar sensationalism and poor quality. In Old Style Stokes offers the first dedicated study of a forgotten nineteenth-century aesthetic, explicating the forms, practices, conventions, and uses of unoriginality. She focuses in particular on the second quarter of the century, when improvements in printing and distribution caused literary markets to become flooded with new material, and longstanding reading practices came under threat. As readers began to prefer novelty to traditional forms, advocates openly extolled unoriginality in an effort to preserve the old literary ways. Old Style examines this era of significant literary change, during which a once-dominant aesthetic started to give way to modern preferences. If writing in the old style came to be associated with elite conservatism—a linkage that contributed to its decline in the twentieth century—it also, paradoxically provided marginalized writers—people of color, white women, and members of the working class—the literary credentials they needed to enter print. Writing in the old style could affirm an aspiring author's training, command of convention, and respectability. In dismissing unoriginality as the literary purview of the untalented or unambitious, Stokes cautions, we risk overlooking something of vital importance to generations of American writers and readers.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 9781701633155
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 72-page guide for "The Bondwoman's Narrative" by Hannah Crafts, Henry Louis Gates includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 21 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Effects of Slavery in the Mid-19th Century and The Power of Education and Literacy.

Transforming Scriptures

Transforming Scriptures
Author: Katherine Clay Bassard
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011
ISBN: 082033880X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Scriptures Book Excerpt:

Transforming Scriptures is the first sustained treatment of African American women writers' intellectual, even theological, engagements with the book Northrop Frye referred to as the “great code” of Western civilization. Katherine Clay Bassard discusses how such texts respond as a collective “literary witness” to the use of the Bible for purposes of social domination.

The Bondwoman s Narrative

The Bondwoman s Narrative
Author: Hannah Crafts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2006-03
ISBN: 9781422350010
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bondwoman s Narrative Book Excerpt:

This tale written in the 1850s is the only known novel by a female African Amer. slave, & quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A stirring story of passingÓ & the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom. Tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk, or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. The intro. includes the story of the search for the real Hannah Crafts, the biographical facts that laid the groundwork for her novel, & a look at other slave narratives of the time.