The Resource Ulysses in Black : Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature, Patrice D. Rankine

Ulysses in Black : Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature, Patrice D. Rankine

Label
Ulysses in Black : Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature
Title
Ulysses in Black
Title remainder
Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature
Statement of responsibility
Patrice D. Rankine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca." "Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics - contrary to expectations throughout American culture - has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America's broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
818/.5409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
R34 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in classics
Label
Ulysses in Black : Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature, Patrice D. Rankine
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: preparing for the journey of Ulysses in black -- Classica Africana: the nascent study of black classicism -- From eurocentrism to black classicism -- Birth of a hero: the poetics and politics of Ulysses in classic literature -- Ulysses lost on racial frontiers: the limits of classicism in the modern world -- The new negro Ulysses: classicism in African American literature as a return from the black (w)hole -- Ralph Ellison's black American Ulysses -- "Ulysses alone in Polly-what's-his-name's cave": Ralph Ellison and the uses of myth -- Ulysses in black: lynching, dismemberment, dionysiac rites -- Ulysses (re)journeying home: bridging the divide between Black Studies and the classics
Control code
ocn223386025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299220037
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b36063034
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223386025
  • pebcs0299220036
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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