Table of Contents:
  • Narrative and genealogy: toward a postnational study of postslavery literatures
  • Reading in the dark: Cirilo Villaverde and George Washington Cable
  • Reading behind the face: Martín Morúa Delgado, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Frances E.W. Harper
  • Between the insular self and the exotic other: Alejo Carpentier and William Faulkner
  • The emancipation of/from history: Jean Rhys, Rosario Ferré, and Toni Morrison.