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Racial Rhapsody

The Aesthetics of Contemporary U.S. Identity, 1st Edition

By John Donald Kerkering

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Racial Rhapsody: The Aesthetics of Contemporary U.S. Identity aims to explain and to interrogate the disciplinary history according to which literary criticism has come to organize its attention to literary texts around this primary object of analysis, the "racial" body.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I

New-Critical Subjects: From Prosody to Identity

1 Prosodists and Postpositivists

2 Prosodists and Racialists

3 Ontology and Objectivity

4 Race and Realism

5 Resistance and Submission

PART II

"You’re One of Them, Ion": Aesthetic Rhapsody and Racial Identity

6 Aesthetics and Perception

7 Race and Peoplehood

8 Archaeology and Rhapsody

9 Race and Rhapsody

10 Analysis and Aesthetics

11 Aesthetics and Identity

12 Colors and Lines

Conclusion

Index

About the Author

John Donald Kerkering is an Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004020
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
LIT024000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General
LIT025000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General