Against a sharp white background : infrastructures of African American print /

"The work of black writers, editors, publishers, and librarians is deeply embedded in the history of American print culture, from slave narratives to digital databases. While the printed word can seem democratizing, it remains that the infrastructures of print and digital culture can be as limi...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Fielder, Brigitte (Editor), Senchyne, Jonathan (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2019]
Series:History of print and digital culture.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Infrastructures of African American print / Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne
  • Section I. Infrastructures
  • Slavery, black visual culture, and the promises and problems of print in the work of David Drake, Theaster Gates, and Glenn Ligon / P. Gabrielle Foreman
  • "The books you've waited for" : Ebony magazine, the Johnson book division, and black history in print / E. James West
  • Making lists, keeping time : infrastructures of black inquiry, 1900-1950 / Laura E. Helton
  • Parsing the special characters of African American print culture : Mary Ann Shadd and the * limits of search / Jim Casey
  • Section II. Paratexts
  • Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return and antiblackness of the book as an object / Beth A. McCoy and Jasmine Y. Montgomery
  • Performative paratexts : Postblackness, law, and the periodization of African American literature / Jesse A. Goldberg
  • Richard Wright between two fronts : Black Boy in the black metropolis / Kinohi Nishikawa
  • Imitation, racialization, and interpretive norms : Nella Larsen's "plagiarized" story in The Forum / Barbara Hochman
  • Section III. Formats
  • Visionary history : recovering William J. Wilson's "Afric-American Picture Gallery" / John Ernest, Rian Bowie, Leif Eckstrom, and Britt Rusert
  • Centering black women in the black Chicago renaissance : Katherine Williams-Irvin, Olive Diggs, and "new negro womanhood" / Aria S. Halliday
  • The slave narrative unbound / MichaĆ«l Roy
  • The walking book / Bryan Sinche.