Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Hardcover)

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By Tiffany Austin (Editor), Sequoia Maner (Editor), Emily Ruth Rutter (Editor)
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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic that has led to recent deaths of unarmed black men, women, and children. This volume combines scholarly and creative understandings of the elegy in order to discern how mourning feeds our political awareness in this dystopian time as writers attempt to see, hear, and say something in relation to the bodies of the dead as well as to living readers. Moreover, this book provides a model for how to productively interweave theoretical and deeply personal accounts to encourage discussions about art and activism that transgress disciplinary boundaries, as well as lines of race, gender, class, and nation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367276386
ISBN-10: 0367276380
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 11th, 2019
Pages: 298
Language: English