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Author Christian, Barbara, 1943-2000,
Title New Black feminist criticism, 1985-2000 / Barbara Christian ; edited by Gloria Bowles, M. Giulia Fabi, and Arlene R. Keizer.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.

Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Feminist literary criticism -- United States.
Feminism and literature -- United States.
African American women in literature.
Alt Name Bowles, Gloria,
Fabi, M. Giulia (Maria Giulia),
Keizer, Arlene R.,
Glasser, Theodore,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index.
Contents But what do we think we're doing anyway : the state of Black feminist criticism(s) or my version of a little bit of history (1989) -- What Celie knows that you should know (1990) -- Fixing methodologies : beloved (1993) -- The race for theory (1987) -- Does theory play well in the classroom? (1996) -- Introduction to The Hazeley family by Mrs. A.E. Johnson (1988) -- "Somebody forgot to tell somebody something" : African-American women's historical novels (1990) -- Gloria Naylor's geography : community, class, and patriarchy in the women of Brewster Place and Linden Hills (1990) -- Being the subject and the object : reading African-American women's novels (1993) -- Layered rhythms : Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison (1994) -- There it is : the poetry of Jayne Cortez (1986) -- Conversations with the universe (1989) -- Epic achievement (1991) -- A checkered career (1992) -- Remembering Audre Lorde (1993) -- Being "the subjected subject of discourse" (1990) -- Whose canon is it anyway? (1994) -- A rough terrain : the case of shaping an anthology of Caribbean women writers (1995) -- Diminishing returns : can Black feminism(s) survive the academy? (1994) -- Camouflaging race and gender (1996).
Summary A passionate and celebrated pioneer in her own words New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-2000 collects a selection of essays and reviews from Barbara Christian, one of the founding voices in black feminist literary criticism. Published between the release of her second landmark book Black Feminist Criticism and her death, these writings include eloquent reviews, evaluations of black feminist criticism as a discipline, reflections on black feminism in the academy, and essays on Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, and others.
ISBN 1283155680 (electronic bk.)
9781283155687 (electronic bk.)
9780252090820 (electronic bk.)
0252090829 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 743203952
Additional Format Print version: Christian, Barbara, 1943-2000. New Black feminist criticism, 1985-2000. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007 (DLC) 2007015805