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by Professor of African American Studies Madhu Dubey


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Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature. Dubey argues that for African-American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s, marked by acute disenchantment with the promises of urban modernity and of print literacy. Dubey shows how black novelists from the last three decades have reconsidered the modern urban legacy and thus articulated a distinctly African-American strain of postmodernism. Madhu Dubey is a professor of English and Afro-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Madhu Dubey teaches courses in African-American literature and culture. She has published two books, Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic (1994) and Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism (2003). Selected Publications. PhD, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989. MPhil, English, University of Delhi, 1985. MA, English, University of Delhi, 1981.

Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature

Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature.

Dubey argues that for African-American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s .

Dubey argues that for African-American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s, marked by acute disenchantment with the promises of urban modernity and of print literacy. She is the author ofBlack Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic. Dubey shows how black novelists from the last t Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature

to separate African-American writing from any association with the postmodern. The fact that Dubey's own text makes reference to earlier books that undertake just such a consideration should serve to remind us that marketing departments are generally the final arbiters of jacket copy.

Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism. by Madhu Dubey Dubey argues that for African-American studies. Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature.

Inquiring into the art and practice of African American book design . Madhu Dubey, Signs AND Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism (Chicago, 2003). Tomorrow (10/23) Princeton University Department of African American Studies welcomes Jerome Harris, curator, educator, and Design Director at Housing Works Inc. We'll talk and the legacy of modernism. Open to the public! Black Paratext.

Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature

Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature. Dubey argues that for African American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s, marked by acute disenchantment with the promises of urban modernity and of print literacy.

"Signs and Cities" is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African-American literature. Dubey argues that for African-American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s, marked by acute disenchantment with the promises of urban modernity and of print literacy. Dubey shows how black novelists from the last three decades have reconsidered the modern urban legacy and thus articulated a distinctly African-American strain of postmodernism. She argues that novelists such as Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ishmael Reed, Sapphire, and John Edgar Wideman probe the disillusionment of urban modernity through repeated recourse to tropes of the book and scenes of reading and writing. Ultimately, she demonstrates that these writers view the book with profound ambivalence, construing it as an urban medium that cannot recapture the face-to-face communities assumed by oral and folk forms of expression.
Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Professor of African American Studies Madhu Dubey
ISBN: 0226167283
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (May 14, 2014)
Pages: 295 pages