Conjuring : black women, fiction, and literary tradition / edited by Marjorie Pryse and Hortense J. Spillers.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1985.
Midland book
[10], 266, [2] pages ; 24 cm
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
Women and literature -- United States.
African American women in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Women, Black, in literature.
Place of Publication:
United States Indiana Bloomington.
Introduction: Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and the "Ancient Power" of Black Women / Marjorie Pryse
Adding Color and Contour of Early American Self-Portraitures: Autobiographical Writings of Afro-American Women / Frances Smith Foster
Green-eyed Monsters of the Slavocracy: Jealous Mistresses in Two Slave Narratives / Minrose C. Gwin
Pauline Hopkins: Our Literary Foremother / Claudia Tate
Out of the Woods and into the World: a Study of Interracial Friendships between Women in American Novels / Elizabeth Schultz
The Neglected Dimension of Jessie Redmon Fauset / Deborah E. McDowell
Ann Petry's Demythologizing of American Culture and Afro-American Character / Bernard W. Bell
"Pattern against the Sky": Deism and Motherhood in Ann Petry's The Street / Marjorie Pryse
Jubilee: The Black Woman's Celebration of Human Community / Minrose C. Gwin
Chosen Place, Timeless People: Some Figurations on the New World / Hortense J. Spillers
Lady No Longer Sings the Blues: Rape, Madness, and Silence in The Bluest Eye / Madonne M. Miner
Recitation to the Griot: Storytelling and Learning in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon / Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.
The Wise Witches: Black Women Mentors in the Fiction of Octavia E. Butler / Thelma J. Shinn
"What It Is I Think She's Doing Anyhow": A Reading of Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters / Gloria T. Hull
Trajectories of Self-Definition: Placing Contemporary Afro-American Women's Fiction / Barbara Christian
Afterword: Cross-Currents, Discontinuities: Black Women's Fiction / Hortense J. Spillers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Pryse, Marjorie, 1948- editor.
Spillers, Hortense J., editor.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
0253203600 (pbk.)
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