Sökning: "African American"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 31 avhandlingar innehållade orden African American.

  1. 1. Empowering Strategies at Home in the Works of Nikki Giovanni and Rita Dove

    Författare :Maria Proitsaki; Steven Hartman; Alan Shima; Anders Olsson; Clara Juncker; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; American Literature; African American; Poetry; Black feminism; Women; Girls; Strategy; Empowerment; Home; Domestic; Knowledge; Nikki Giovanni; Rita Dove;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis focuses on the presence of Black women characters in domestic contexts in the early poetry of African American poets Nikki Giovanni and Rita Dove and examines the strategies these women employ, individually and in close relationships, in order to empower themselves and sustain those around them. It provides a joint exploration of the work of two major contemporary poets from a literary and interdisciplinary perspective, mapping instances of the poetic expression of Black feminist politics. LÄS MER

  2. 2. The "New Negro" in the Old World : culture and performance in James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen

    Författare :Lena Ahlin; Engelska; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language and literature; Europe in African-American literature; Nella Larsen; Jessie Fauset; James Weldon Johnson; minstrelsy; whiteness; performance; cultural authenticity; New Negro; Harlem Renaissance; African Americans in Europe;

    Sammanfattning : I denna avhandling studeras europaskildringarna i James Weldon Johnsons The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912), Jessie Fausets There Is Confusion (1924) och Nella Larsens Quicksand (1928) och hur dessa speglar afrikansk-amerikanernas roll i den västerländska civilisationen. I 1800-talets afrikansk-amerikanska litteratur figurerar Europa ofta som symbol för frihet och kultur. LÄS MER

  3. 3. The "New Negro" in the Old World: Culture and Performance in James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen

    Författare :Lena Ahlin; Engelska; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Europe in African-American literature; English language and literature; Nella Larsen; Jessie Fauset; James Weldon Johnson; minstrelsy; whiteness; performance; cultural authenticity; New Negro; Harlem Renaissance; African Americans in Europe; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis investigates the relationship between the “New Negro” moment of the early twentieth-century America and the Old World of Europe, as represented in James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912), Jessie Fauset’s There is Confusion (1924), and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928). In the nineteenth century, Europe functioned as a symbol of freedom, education and art in the African-American literary imagination. LÄS MER

  4. 4. The Old World Journey : National Identity in Four American Novels from 1960 to 1973

    Författare :Eva Zetterberg Pettersson; Elisabeth Herion-Sarafidis; Rolf Lundén; Fredrik Christian Brögger; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Erica Jong; William Styron; Mary McCarthy; John A. Williams; Birds of America; Fear of Flying; Set This House on Fire; The Man Who Cried I Am; international novel; journey narrative; European journey; nationalism; national identity; Old World; Europe ; America ; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket;

    Sammanfattning : A commonly held assumption among literary critics is that the motif of the European journey is exhausted in American literature in the post-World-War-II period. Challenging this view, the present study claims that the Old World journey narrative lives on, but in new guises, and that it continues to be a forum for the discussion of American national identity. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Rethinking the Jewish-Comics Connection

    Författare :Martin Lund; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jewish studies; American Judaism; comics; whiteness; identity formation;

    Sammanfattning : Popular Abstract in English The publication of Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) brought the Jewish–comics connection to popular attention. The novel illuminated the fact that many of the pioneers of American mainstream comics were Jewish. LÄS MER