The Cambridge History of African American Literature will present both a chronological description of African American literature in the United States (1600-2006), and an explanation of the convergence of oral and printed literary traditions in its development. This chapter examines African American literary history from the period 1970-2005, contextualizing its explosion of feminist and postmodern literary texts in terms of related historical and literary movements. The chapter specifically addresses various genres in one literary text; and that expands the borders of African American literature to emphasize connections among literatures of the African diaspora.
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Goldberg, Elizabeth, "Cross-Currents/Emerging Paradigms" (2008). Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers. 31.