White scholars/African American texts

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  • Creator edited by Lisa A. Long
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005] ©2005
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780813535982, 0813535980, 9780813535999, 0813535999
  • OCLC ocm56793584


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.


  • White scholars/African American texts / Lisa A. Long -- Naming the problem that led to the question "Who shall teach African American literature?" ; or, Are we ready to disband the Wheatley court? / Nellie Y. McKay -- Liberalism, authority, and authenticity. Theme for African American literature B / Russ Castronovo -- Race walks in the room : white teachers in Black studies / John Ernest -- Naming the problem embedded in the problem that led to the question "Who shall teach African American literature?" ; or, Are we ready to discard the concept of authenticity altogether? / Leslie W. Lewis -- Turning impossibility into possibility : teaching Ellison, Murray, and the Blues at Tuskegee / Barbara A. Baker -- Training and working in the field. Before positionality / William L. Andrews -- White scholars in African American literary circles : appropriation or cultural literacy? / Venetria K. Patton -- "Knowing your stuff," knowing yourself / April Conley Kilinski, Amanda M. Lawrence -- At close range : being Black and mentoring whites in African American studies / Barbara McCaskill -- Beyond Black and white. Faulty analogies : queer white critics reading African American texts / Sabine Meyer -- The color of the critic : an intervention in the critical debate in African American theory on interpretive authority / Nita N. Kumar -- Between Rome, Harlem, and Harlan / Alessandro Portelli -- The stepsister and the clan : when the native teaches African American literature / Ngwarsungu Chiwengo -- Twelve years with Martin Delany : a confession / Robert S. Levine -- Master thoughts / Dale M. Bauer -- Writing about Gwendolyn Brooks anyway / James D. Sullivan -- Truth and talent in interpreting ethnic American autobiography : from white to Black and beyond / Kimberly Rae Connor
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