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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 April 2021

Teresa Zackodnik
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University of Alberta
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Contributors to this volume suggest that we read not for event but for multiple conditions productive of and for Black literature. Such a protocol of reading yields understandings closer to the complexity of an African American mid-century. Those conditions include how Black literature was being produced and circulated; how and why it marked its relation to other literary and expressive traditions; what geopolitical imaginaries it facilitated through representation, how, and why it did so; and what technologies, including but not limited to print, enabled African Americans to both represent and pursue such a complex and ongoing aesthetic and political project.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1850–1865
  • Online publication: 07 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108647847.003
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1850–1865
  • Online publication: 07 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108647847.003
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1850–1865
  • Online publication: 07 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108647847.003
Available formats
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