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James Baldwin in Context

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Herb Boyd, D. Quentin Miller, Douglas Field, Kevin Schultz, Magdalena Zaborowska, David Leeming, Jenny James, Joseph Vogel, Leah Mirakhor, Justin Joyce, Mark Reid, Lynn Orilla Scott, Keith Mitchell, Zachary Manditch-Prottas, Leslie Wingard, Ed Pavlić, Mikko Tuhkanen, Brian Norman, Melba Joyce Boyd, John Drabinski, Frank Leon Roberts, Pekka Kilpeläinen, Alice Mikal Craven, William Dow, Rashida Braggs
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  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108476720

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  • James Baldwin in Context provides a wide-ranging collection of approaches to the work of an essential black American author who is just as relevant now as he was during his turbulent heyday in the mid-twentieth century. The perspectives range from those who knew Baldwin personally, to scholars who have dedicated decades to studying him, to a new generation of scholars for whom Baldwin is nearly a historical figure. This collection complements the ever-growing body of scholarship on Baldwin by combining traditional inroads into his work, such as music and expatriation, with new approaches, such as intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    • Provides a broad overview of Baldwin's life and work
    • Considers Baldwin's work from multiple perspectives, combining perspectives of well-established Baldwin scholars and relative newcomers
    • Serves as an introduction to those less familiar with Baldwin's work and goes into depth for those more familiar with it
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    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108476720
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Life and Afterlife:
    1. Harlem during and after the Renaissance Herb Boyd
    2. American writers in Paris D. Quentin Miller
    3. Greenwich village and emerging bohemianism Douglas Field
    4. 1963: Baldwin's annus mirabilis Kevin Schultz
    5. East meets West: Baldwin in Istanbul in the 1960s Magdalena Zaborowska
    6. Baldwin as teacher David Leeming
    7. A long way from home: Baldwin in Provence Jenny James
    8. Decline of reputation in the 1980s Joseph Vogel
    9. The critical Renaissance:
    1999-present Leah Mirakhor
    10. Biographies D. Quentin Miller
    11. The matter of black lives: Baldwin today Justin Joyce
    Part II. Social and Cultural Contexts:
    12. Intersectionality Mark Reid
    13. Baldwin and the early civil rights movement Lynn Orilla Scott
    14. Segregation and the South Keith Mitchell
    15. The assassinations: Medgar, Malcolm, Martin Zachary Manditch-Prottas
    16. Gospel Leslie Wingard
    17. 'The Whole Body of the Sound': the black musical basis of Baldwin's literary craft and social vision Ed Pavlić
    18. Baldwin and psychoanalysis Mikko Tuhkanen
    Part III. Literary Contexts:
    19. The protest essay tradition Brian Norman
    20. Baldwin and the black arts movement Melba Joyce Boyd
    21. Baldwin and the rhetoric of confession D. Quentin Miller
    22. The poetics of beautiful blackness: on Baldwin and négritude John Drabinski
    23. Mid-century theatre Frank Leon Roberts
    24. Sex and the twentieth century novel Pekka Kilpeläinen
    25. Responding to Richard Wright Alice Mikal Craven
    26. Baldwin's literary friendships Jenny James
    27. Reviewers, critics, and cranks William Dow
    28. Baldwin's collaborative dance Rashida Braggs
    29. Baldwin's literary progeny Justin Joyce.

  • Editor

    D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University, Massachusetts
    D. Quentin Miller is the author of A Criminal Power: James Baldwin and the Law (2012) and Re-Viewing James Baldwin: Things Not Seen (2000). He has also written more than two dozen critical articles on Baldwin and hosted two international Baldwin conferences. He is the co-editor of The Bedford Introduction to Literature (12th Edition, forthcoming) and his recent scholarly books include The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature (2016), American Literature in Transition 1980–1990 (2017), and Understanding John Edgar Wideman (2018).

    Contributors

    Herb Boyd, D. Quentin Miller, Douglas Field, Kevin Schultz, Magdalena Zaborowska, David Leeming, Jenny James, Joseph Vogel, Leah Mirakhor, Justin Joyce, Mark Reid, Lynn Orilla Scott, Keith Mitchell, Zachary Manditch-Prottas, Leslie Wingard, Ed Pavlić, Mikko Tuhkanen, Brian Norman, Melba Joyce Boyd, John Drabinski, Frank Leon Roberts, Pekka Kilpeläinen, Alice Mikal Craven, William Dow, Rashida Braggs

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