To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing

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To Be Suddenly White explores the troubled relationship between literary passing and literary realism, the dominant aesthetic motivation behind the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century ethnic texts considered in this study. Steven J. Belluscio uses the passing narrative to provide insight into how the representation of ethnic and racial subjectivity served, in part, to counter dominant narratives of difference. To Be Suddenly White offers new readings of traditional passing narratives from the African American ...

To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing 2006, University of Missouri

ISBN-13: 9780826216199

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