Chapter 11. The Dialect of New Negro Literature

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch11

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Jarrett, G. A. (2010) The Dialect of New Negro Literature, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch11

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  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. Boston University, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • the dialect of New Negro Literature;
  • Mars Jeems Nightmare – one of the seven stories written by Charles W. Chesnutt;
  • New Negro literature - unpalatable to mainstream literary critics;
  • Matthews's condemnation of the traditional Negro in dialect - reflecting her concern with the dilemma of racial uplift ideologues in American culture;
  • Chesnutt and Dunbar - two African American contemporaries capitalizing on sales of literary dialect;
  • Dunbar's dialect poems - protesting against minstrel realism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes

  • Bibliography