Tailoring Landscapes: Multivalent Terrain and the Politics of Black Geography in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
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Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis foregrounds the import of national geography in nineteenth-century African American literature. Authors like Elizabeth Keckley and Martin Delany confront problems of national geography by interrogating illusion, rewriting geographic space, and constructing themselves within both the physical and conceptual geography of the nation. In so doing, they challenge the fallacy of a uniform national geography and attend to the myriad historical conditions that exist within geographic spaces.
Fitzgerald, Cara, "Tailoring Landscapes: Multivalent Terrain and the Politics of Black Geography in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.