The new territory : Ralph Ellison and the twenty-first century

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  • Creator edited by Marc C. Conner and Lucas E. Morel
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016] ©2016
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781496806796, 1496806794, 9781496806802, 9781496806819, 9781496806826, 9781496806833, 1496806808, 1496806816, 1496806824, 1496806832
  • OCLC ocn930257168


  • Based on papers presented at a 2012 symposium held at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, on Ralph Eiilison and the twenty-first century.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-342) and index.


  • Introduction: The new territory: Ralph Ellison and the twenty-first century / Marc C. Conner and Lucas E. Morel -- Invisible man sixty years later: revisiting Ellison's masterpiece in the twenty-first century. Invisible man and the politics of love / Robert Butler -- The body and Invisible man: Ralph Ellison's novel in twenty-first-century performance and public spaces / Patrice Rankine -- The noisy lostness: oppositionality and acousmatic subjectivity in Invisible man / Herman Beavers -- Invisible man in the age of Obama: Ellison on (color) blindness, visibility, and the hopes for a postracial America / Bryan Crable -- Three days before the shooting: Ellison's ongoing epic of America. Ralph Ellison in his labyrinth / Eric J. Sundquist -- The politics of fatherhood in Three days before the shooting / Lena Hill -- Father Abraham: Ellison's Agon with the fathers in Three days before the shooting / Marc C. Conner -- Ralph Ellison's Three days: the aesthetics of political change / Timothy Parrish -- Ralph Ellison's Three days before the shooting a and the implicit morality of form / Grant Shreve -- Ralph Ellison and American culture: Ellison past, present, and future. "In a strange country": the challenge of American inclusion / Lucas E. Morel -- Invisible man's grandfather and the American dream / Steven D. Ealy -- Mourning and melancholy: explaining the Ellison animus / Ross Posnock -- "How many lightbulbs does it take to screw in a blues singer?": the French Revolution, King Louis Armstrong, and the futuristic jungleism of jazz / Steven C. Tracy -- Conclusion: Ralph Ellison in the twenty-first century. "That pause for contemplation": a centennial meditation on Ralph Ellison / John Callahan
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