A Companion to African American Literature, Hardback Book

A Companion to African American Literature Hardback

Edited by Gene Andrew Jarrett

Part of the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series


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Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day * Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies * Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literature * Features essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices