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The queer limit of Black memory : Black lesbian literature and irresolution, Matt Richardson

Label
The queer limit of Black memory : Black lesbian literature and irresolution
Title
The queer limit of Black memory
Title remainder
Black lesbian literature and irresolution
Statement of responsibility
Matt Richardson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Queer Limit of Black Memory : Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution identifies a new archive of Black women's literature that has heretofore been on the margins of literary scholarship and African diaspora cultural criticism. It argues that Black lesbian texts celebrate both the strategies of resistance used by queer Black subjects and the spaces for grieving the loss of queer Black subjects that dominant histories of the African diasporas often forget. Matt Richardson has gathered an understudied archive of texts by LaShonda Barnett, S. Diane Adamz-Bogus, Dionne Brand, Sharon Bridgforth, Laurinda D. Brown, Jewelle Gomez, Jackie Kay, and Cherry Muhanji in order to relocate the queerness of Black diasporic vernacular traditions, including drag or gender performance, blues, jazz, and West African spiritual and religious practices. Richardson argues that the vernacular includes queer epistemologies, or methods for accessing and exploring the realities of Black queer experience that other alternative archives and spaces of commemoration do not explore. The Queer Limit of Black Memory brings together several theorists whose work is vital within Black studies -- Fred Moten, Saidiya Hartman, Hortense Spillers, Frantz Fanon, and Orlando Patterson -- in service of queer readings of Black subjectivity."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Richardson, Matt
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.L45
LC item number
R53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Black performance and cultural criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gomez, Jewelle
  • Barnett, LaShonda K.
  • Adamz-Bogus, SDiane
  • Brown, Laurinda D.
  • Muhanji, Cherry
  • Bridgforth, Sharon
  • Kay, Jackie
  • Brand, Dionne
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Blacks in literature
Label
The queer limit of Black memory : Black lesbian literature and irresolution, Matt Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 199-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : listening to the archives : Black lesbian literature and queer memory -- Desirous mistresses and unruly slaves : neo-slave narratives, property, power, and desire -- Small movements : queer blues epistemologies in Cherry Muhanji's Her -- "Mens womens some that is both some that is neither" : spiritual epistemology and queering the Black rural South in the work of Sharon Bridgforth -- "Make it up and trace it back" : remembering Black trans subjectivity in Jackie Kay's Trumpet -- What grace was : erotic epistemologies and diasporic belonging in Dionne Brand's In another place, not here -- Epilogue : grieving the queer : anti-Black violence and black collective memory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 204 p.
Isbn
9780814212226
Lccn
2012050159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472271
Stock number
BRO-copy20140527-084
System control number
(OCoLC)816029657
Label
The queer limit of Black memory : Black lesbian literature and irresolution, Matt Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 199-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : listening to the archives : Black lesbian literature and queer memory -- Desirous mistresses and unruly slaves : neo-slave narratives, property, power, and desire -- Small movements : queer blues epistemologies in Cherry Muhanji's Her -- "Mens womens some that is both some that is neither" : spiritual epistemology and queering the Black rural South in the work of Sharon Bridgforth -- "Make it up and trace it back" : remembering Black trans subjectivity in Jackie Kay's Trumpet -- What grace was : erotic epistemologies and diasporic belonging in Dionne Brand's In another place, not here -- Epilogue : grieving the queer : anti-Black violence and black collective memory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 204 p.
Isbn
9780814212226
Lccn
2012050159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472271
Stock number
BRO-copy20140527-084
System control number
(OCoLC)816029657

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