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John Cullen Gruesser, Hanna Wallinger (Eds.)
Loopholes and Retreats: African American Writers and the Nineteenth Century
Bd. 17, 2009, 208 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-1892-0

The essays in this volume, edited by John Cullen Gruesser and Hanna Wallinger, explore the loopholes and retreats employed and exploited by African American polemicists, poets, novelists, slave narrators, playwrights, short story writers, essayists, editors, educators, historians, clubwomen, and autobiographers during the nineteenth century. These exciting contributions use historicist, comparative, transnational, literary historical, cultural studies, and Foucauldian perspectives to examine how apparent weakness was turned into strength, defensiveness into offensiveness, and the machinery of oppression into the keys to liberation.

John Cullen Gruesser teaches English and American Studies at Kean University, USA.

Hanna Wallinger teaches American Studies at Salzburg University, Austria.

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