Loopholes and Retreats: African American Writers and the Nineteenth Century

Edited by: John Cullen Gruesser, Hanna Wallinger

The essays in this volume explore the loopholes and retreats employed and exploited by African American polemicists, poets, novelists, slave narrators, playwrights, short story writers, essayists, editors, educators, historians, clubwomen, and autobiographers during the nineteenth century. These exciting contributions use historicist, comparative, transnational, literary historical, cultural studies, and Foucauldian perspectives to examine how apparent weakness was turned into strength, defensiveness into offensiveness, and the machinery of oppression into the keys to liberation.


208 pages

Publication Date: 1/23/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825818920