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  • Title: Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony
  • Author: Dwight A. McBride
  • ISBN: 9780814756041
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Even the most cursory review of black literary production during the nineteenth century indicates that its primary concerns were the issues of slavery, racial subjugation, abolitionist politics and liberation How did the writers of these narratives bear witness to the experiences they describe At a time when a hegemonic discourse on these subjects already existed, whatEven the most cursory review of black literary production during the nineteenth century indicates that its primary concerns were the issues of slavery, racial subjugation, abolitionist politics and liberation How did the writers of these narratives bear witness to the experiences they describe At a time when a hegemonic discourse on these subjects already existed, what did it mean to tell the truth about slavery Impossible Witnesses explores these questions through a study of fiction, poetry, essays, and slave narratives from the abolitionist era Linking the racialized discourses of slavery and Romanticism, it boldly calls for a reconfiguration of U.S and British Romanticism that places slavery at its center.Impossible Witnesses addresses some of the major literary figures and representations of slavery in light of discourses on natural rights and law, offers an account of Foucauldian discourse analysis as it applies to the problem of bearing witness, and analyzes specific narratives such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano A work of great depth and originality, Impossible Witnesses renders traditional interpretations of Romanticism impossible and places Dwight A McBride at the forefront of studies in race and literature.
    Dwight A. McBride
    Dwight A McBride is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women s Studies His published essays are in the areas of race theory and black queer studies He is author of Impossible Witnesses Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony 2001, NYU Press , which was nominated for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch Essays on Race and Sexuality 2005 NYU Press He is the editor of James Baldwin Now 1999, NYU Press , co editor of a special issue of the journal Callaloo titled Plum Nelly New Essays in Black Queer Studies Winter 2000 , co editor of the Lambda Literary Award winning fiction anthology Black Like Us A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Sexual African American Fiction 2002 Cleis Press , co editor of the award winning special issue of Public Culture titled One Hundred Years Of The Souls Of Black Folk A Celebration of W.E.B DuBois, and co editor of Melvin Dixon Critical Reader He is currently at work on two new book manuscripts tentatively titled Poetics, Politics, and Phillis Wheatley and White Lies in the Republic Race, Sexuality, and the Law.


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