Chapter 26. African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin

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

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch26

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Foster, G. M. (2010) African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch26

Editor 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:

  • African American literature and queer studies - the conundrum of James Baldwin;
  • miscegenation - sexual mingling of races;
  • postwar, pre-Civil Rights era – period in which Baldwin's novel is set;
  • queer studies - significant limitation of the field;
  • Baldwin - Civil Rights activism;
  • queer - demarcating same-gender identities and forms of desire solely;
  • Liberalism, Libido, Liberation: Baldwin's Another Country (2000) - author's emphasis on racial oppression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • (White) Queer Studies and Another Country

  • Queer Studies (of the Future) and Another Country

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography