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Racial Rhapsody
The Aesthetics of Contemporary U.S. Identity




ISBN 9781138364806
Published September 10, 2018 by Routledge
144 Pages

 
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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

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Biography

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