Thirty Years of Black American Literature and Literary Studies: A Review

Title
Thirty Years of Black American Literature and Literary Studies: A Review
Author
Farah Griffin
Mots-clés
Women'S Studies
Social Sciences (General)
African American Literature
Black Literature
Black Women’s Writing
Popular Black Literature
Résumé
The past 30 years have witnessed an explosion of literary production by people of African descent. Although Black writers have been publishing their work for centuries, this has been an era of institutionalizing and diversifying literature, identifying and creating a market for it, and formalizing its study. This article explores a number of major trends that have influenced the production, distribution, and reception of African American literature since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.
Année de parution
2004
Journal
Journal of Black Studies
Volume
35
Issue
2
Number of Pages
165-174,
ISBN Number
0021-9347