Chapter 15. Transatlantic Collaborations: Visual Culture in African American Literature

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson Associate Professor of English

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch15

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Sherrard-Johnson, C. (2010) Transatlantic Collaborations: Visual Culture in African American Literature, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

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:

  • transatlantic collaborations: visual culture in African American literature;
  • goliaths of visual art - Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence;
  • emerging novelists of Harlem Renaissance - Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright;
  • exhibit of American Negroes at the 1900 Paris Exposition - example of a collaborative effort that marked a profound moment of black visual modernity;
  • Fauset's travel narratives - containing portraits of women;
  • Hurston's most compelling strategies for gathering in-group data - constructing appropriate persona for each particular cultural encounter

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Beyond Marseille

  • “Shackle Free Art”

  • Bibliography