Runaway Genres

Runaway Genres contributes to the analysis of slavery in African American
studies by exploring its transformation as analog and metaphor, helping restage
long-standing discussions of the peculiar institution's relation to empire, capital,
and ...

Runaway Genres

Runaway Genres

Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new world literary genre, exploring the full complexity of this new ethical globalism. From the humanitarian spectacles of Kony 2012 and #BringBackOurGirls through gothic literature, Runaway Genres unravels, for instance, how and why the African child soldier has now appeared as the afterlife of the Atlantic slave. Goyal argues that in order to fathom forms of freedom and bondage today—from unlawful detention to sex trafficking to the refugee crisis to genocide—we must turn to contemporary literature, which reveals how the literary forms used to tell these stories derive from the antebellum genre of the slave narrative. Exploring the ethics and aesthetics of globalism, the book presents alternative conceptions of human rights, showing that the revival and proliferation of slave narratives offers not just an occasion to revisit the Atlantic past, but also for re-narrating the global present. In reassessing these legacies and their ongoing relation to race and the human, Runaway Genres creates a new map with which to navigate contemporary black diaspora literature.

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Runaway Genres
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Yogita Goyal
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-29 - Publisher: NYU Press

Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Language: en
Pages: 804
Authors: Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer, Daniel Hahn
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Based on the best-selling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries.Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in
L'Amérique
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer, Daniel Hahn
Categories: Republicanism
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Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Robert R. Shandley
Categories: History
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Examines Hollywood's European travelogue romances from 1947 to 1964, the end of American isolationism and the advent of challenges in Hollywood that made American filmmakers begin filming abroad.
The Cult Film Reader
Language: en
Pages: 549
Authors: Mathijs, Ernest, Mendik, Xavier
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

"An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... The Cult Film Reader is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." Science Fiction Film and Television

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