Chapter 3. Ports of Call, Pulpits of Consultation: Rethinking the Origins of African American Literature

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Frances Smith Foster and
  2. Kim D. Green PhD

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch3

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Foster, F. S. and Green, K. D. (2010) Ports of Call, Pulpits of Consultation: Rethinking the Origins of African American Literature, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. Emory University, 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:

  • ports of call, pulpits of consultation: rethinking the origins of African American Literature;
  • Oral literature - “ mass ” or “ popular ” literature;
  • New Negro Movement, Black Arts Movement - twentieth - century cultural moments representing prevailing ideas about the origins of African American literature;
  • John Marrant, Richard Allen, and Jarena Lee - ministers preaching social gospel from pulpits in churches;
  • Pulpits - evoking ideas of oral literature;
  • Richard Allen's writings - metaphorical ports and pulpits fostering intellectual and physical movement of others

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes

  • Bibliography