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The Resource Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis

Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis

Label
Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination
Title
Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Lillvis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[This work] examines the future-oriented visions of black subjectivity in works by contemporary black women writers, filmmakers, and musicians, including Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Julie Dash, and Janelle Monaáe. In this innovative study, Kristen Lillvis supplements historically situated conceptions of blackness with imaginative projections of black futures. This theoretical approach allows her to acknowledge the importance of history without positing a purely historical origin for black identities. The authors considered in this book set their stories in the past yet use their characters, particularly women characters, to show how the potential inherent in the future can inspire black authority and resistance. Lillvis introduces the term 'posthuman blackness' to describe the empowered subjectivities black women and men develop through their simultaneous existence within past, present, and future temporalities. This project draws on posthuman theory - an area of study that examines the disrupted unities between biology and technology, the self and the outer world, and, most important for this project, history and potentiality - in its readings of a variety of imaginative works, including works of historical fiction such as Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Morrison's Beloved. Reading neo-slave narratives through posthuman theory reveals black identity and culture as temporally flexible, based in the potential of what is to come and the history of what has occurred."--Provided by publisher
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Lillvis, Kristen,
Dewey number
810.9/928708996073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Future, The, in literature
Label
Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Temporal liminality in Toni Morrison's Beloved and A mercy -- Posthuman solidarity in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose -- Afrofuturist aesthetics in the works of Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, and Gayl Jones -- Posthuman multiple consciousness in Octavia E. Butler's science fiction -- Submarine transversality in texts by Sheree Rene Thomas and Julie Dash
Control code
on1004225285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 138 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820351230
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004225285
Label
Posthuman Blackness and the Black female imagination, Kristen Lillvis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Temporal liminality in Toni Morrison's Beloved and A mercy -- Posthuman solidarity in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose -- Afrofuturist aesthetics in the works of Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, and Gayl Jones -- Posthuman multiple consciousness in Octavia E. Butler's science fiction -- Submarine transversality in texts by Sheree Rene Thomas and Julie Dash
Control code
on1004225285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 138 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820351230
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004225285

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