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The Resource The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction, Ann duCille

The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction, Ann duCille

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The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction
Title
The coupling convention
Title remainder
sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Ann duCille
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Generally thought of as a convention of the white middle class, the marriage plot has received little attention from critics of African-American literature. In this study, Ann duCille uses texts as diverse as William Well Brown's Clotel (1853) and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) to demonstrate that the African-American novel, like its European and Amglo-American counterparts, has developed around the marriage plot-what she calls "the coupling convention." Exploring the relationship between racial ideology and literary and social conventions, duCille uses the coupling convention to trace the historical development of the African-American women's novel. More than just a study of the marriage tradition in black women's fiction, however, The Coupling Convention takes up and takes on many different meanings of tradition. It challenges the very notion of a single black literary tradition, or of a single black feminist literary canon grounded in specifically black female language and experience, as it explores the ways in which white and black, male and female, mainstream and marginalized "traditions" and canons have influenced and cross-fertilized each other
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Cataloging source
MT4IT
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DuCille, Ann
Dewey number
810.9/9287/08996
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
D8 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminist fiction, American
  • African American women
  • Women and literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • African American women in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Roman américain
  • Littérature féministe
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Relations entre hommes et femmes dans la littérature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • Mariage dans la littérature
  • Amour dans la littérature
  • Sexualité dans la littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African American women in literature
  • African American women
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminist fiction, American
  • Love in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • Ehe
  • Ehe
  • Frauenroman
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • American Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Roman américain
  • Roman américain
  • Mariage
  • Noires américaines
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction, Ann duCille
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conventional criticism and unconventional Black literature -- The coupling convention: novel views of love and marriage -- Literary passionlessness and the Black woman question in the 1890s -- Women, men, and marriage in the ideal estate -- Blues notes on Black sexuality: sex and the texts of the Twenties and Thirties -- The bourgeois, wedding bell blues of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen -- Stoning the romance: passion, patriarchy, and the modern marriage plot -- Conclusion: marriage, tradition, and the individualized talent
Control code
252592831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195079722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195079722
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252592831
Label
The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction, Ann duCille
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conventional criticism and unconventional Black literature -- The coupling convention: novel views of love and marriage -- Literary passionlessness and the Black woman question in the 1890s -- Women, men, and marriage in the ideal estate -- Blues notes on Black sexuality: sex and the texts of the Twenties and Thirties -- The bourgeois, wedding bell blues of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen -- Stoning the romance: passion, patriarchy, and the modern marriage plot -- Conclusion: marriage, tradition, and the individualized talent
Control code
252592831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195079722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195079722
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252592831

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