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Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States

Travis M. Foster

Abstract

Even as Black Lives Matter thinkers underscore white supremacy’s manifestation in the unremarkable and all-too-often unnoticed unfolding of ordinary life, literary critical methods remain impeded by longstanding biases toward unconventional texts, visionary writers, and nonconforming ideas. The result is that we’re left without adequate methods, vocabularies, and archives for apprehending white supremacy’s urgent ordinariness. In Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States, Travis M. Foster suggests that genre provides the best route out of this impasse. Through rigorous ne ... More

Keywords: race, postemancipation, white supremacy, genre, popular culture, conventionality, the Civil War, Reconstruction, reconciliation, antiblackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198838098
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198838098.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Travis M. Foster, author
Assistant Professor, Villanova University