The Unruly Voice

The Unruly Voice : Rediscovering Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

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The Unruly Voice explores the literary and journalistic career of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, a turn-of-the-century African American writer who was editor in chief of the Colored American Magazine, though it was not acknowledged on the masthead. Hopkins wrote short fiction, novels, nonfiction articles, and a play believed to be the first by an African American woman. Versatile and politically committed, she was fired when the magazine was bought by an ally of Booker T. Washington who disliked her editorial stands and unconciliatory politics. Even though more than a thousand pages of Hopkins's works have been brought back into print, The Unruly Voice is the first book devoted exclusively to her writings and the significance she holds for readers today. Contributors explore the social, political, and historical conditions that informed her literary more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.2 x 236.2 x 24.9mm | 597.18g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252022300
  • 9780252022302

Table of contents

Slavery, sexuality, and genre : Pauline Hopkins and the representation of fem desire / Kate McCullough -- "To allow no tragic end" : defensive postures in Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces / Lois Lamphere Brown -- Inherited rheto and authentic history : Pauline Hopkins at the Colored American magazine / C Doreski -- Taking liberties : Pauline Hopkins's recasting of the Creole Rebellion / John Cullen Gruesser -- Mammies, bucks, and wenches : minstrelsy racial pornography, and racial politics in Pauline Hopkins's Hagar's daughte Kristina Brooks -- "Fate has linked us together" : blood, gender, and the politics of representation in Pauline Hopkins's Of one blood; or, the hidden self / Jennie Kassanoff -- Pauline Hopkins and William James : the new psychology and the politics of race / Cynthia D. Schrager -- Afterword : Winona, Bakhtin, and Hopkins in the twenty-first century / Elizabeth more