Citations with the tag: INCIDENTS in the Life of a Slave Girl (Book)

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  • 1828: North Carolina.
    Jacobs, Harriet // Lapham's Quarterly; Spring2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p76 

    An excerpt from the book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," by Harriet Jacobs is presented.

  • "I Stuck the Gimlet in and Waited for Evening": Writing and "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."
    Wardrop, Daneen // Texas Studies in Literature & Language; Fall2007, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p209 

    This essay is on Harriet Jacobs's book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Daneen Wardrop shows how Lind Brent finds herself counterposed against the white slaveholding system of language but steals this language, "reclaiming the signifier," thus "telling a different story," through "a...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
    Todd, Traci // Booklist; 11/1/2007, Vol. 104 Issue 5, p71 

    Reviews the book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs

  • Double-Voicedness in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl": "Loud Talking" to a Northern Black Readership.
    Wolfe, Andrea Powell // ATQ; Sep2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p517 

    This article discusses the strategies used by author Harriet Jacobs, in her book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," for resisting being treated as a lesser citizen in the North after her escape from slavery. It is noted that Jacobs rewrites the slave narrative in order to construct a...

  • Harriet Jacobs at Home in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."
    Warner, Anne Bradford // Southern Quarterly; Spring2008, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p30 

    This essay presents the slave narrative "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and its author Harriet Jacobs. The author argues that Jacobs introduced a perspective on the African American folk community that was organized, functional, and abundant with its own cultural legacies and traditions....

  • The Trope of the Mulatta Woman in the Cottage in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.
    Barnes, Paula C. // Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table; 2010, Vol. 2010 Issue 2, p1 

    The article focuses on the representation of the trope of the Mulatta women in the cottage in the 19th century African American literature. It describes the works of author William Wells Brown on the mulatta women, including "Clotel," "The President's Daughter," and "The Escape." The plots of...

  • The Images of White Womanhood in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
    Zafar, Shahila; Khan, Zaved Ahmed // Studies in Literature & Language; Dec2010, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p1 

    Black women's literature especially, slave narratives, are generally considered as a resistance against the white male hegemony. But, if we go deep into it we notice, woven in the intricate weave of the narrative, the stories of the white women as well. Complex relationships between black and...

  • Transgressive Black Female Selfhood.
    Bosničová, Nina // Brno Studies in English; 2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p31 

    By using textual examples from three autobiographies written by African American women in different periods of U.S. history, this paper argues that two distinct features mark black female autobiographical selfhood. One is its being a "selfhood-in-relation" that stands in stark opposition to "a...

    Hovis, George // North Carolina Literary Review; 2012, Issue 21, p145 

    The article focuses on North Carolina novels that ought to be produced as motion pictures. "In Memory of Junior," by Clyde Edgerton offers theatergoers a very different look at farming families. "The Sharp Teeth of Love," by Doris Betts is suggests opportunities to capture the changing landscape...

  • Playing Dead: Harriet Jacobs's Survival Strategy in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."
    Kreiger, Georgia // African American Review; Fall/Winter2008, Vol. 42 Issue 3/4, p607 

    Presents literary criticism of the 1861 book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs, discussing its use of death as a literary trope and as a metaphor for the condition of slavery and motherhood. Details are given citing the frequent instances of death seen throughout the...

  • The Way to Freedom in Harriet Ann Jacobs's Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl.
    Tanritanir, Bülent C.; Yildiz, Firat // Journal of International Social Research; Spring2011, Vol. 4 Issue 17, p160 

    This study is about the tragic life story of a slave, Linda Brent. Linda Brent is the pseudonym that Jacobs used in order not to reveal the real identity of character mentioned in the novel. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the real life story of Jacobs. Linda Brent is born a slave but...

  • "These things took the shape of mystery": Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl as American Romance.
    Pratt, Casey // African American Review; Spring2014, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p69 

    A literary criticism is presented of the 1861 American slave narrative book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," by African American escaped slave Harriet Ann Jacobs. An overview of the themes involving romanticism within the book, including regard to commitments to idealistic thinking and...

  • Reading between the Lines.
    WHITSITT, NOVIAN // Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies; 2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p73 

    The article offers an alternate reading of the autobiography "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," by Harriet Jacobs, writing under the pen name Linda Brent. The author asserts that the historical accuracy of the lack of sexual relationship between Jacobs and her owner Dr. James Norcom,...

  • Girls in Crisis: Rescue and Transnational Feminist Autobiographical Resistance.
    Gilmore, Leigh; Marshall, Elizabeth // Feminist Studies; Fall2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p667 

    Presents literary criticism of the books "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs, "I, Rigoberta Menchú" by Rigoberta Menchú, and "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi. The authors discuss these works, all autobiographies, in light of the theme of girls...

  • Writing to "Virtuous" and "Gentle" Readers: The Problem of Pain in Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents" and Harriet Wilson's "Sketches."
    Gomaa, Sally // African American Review; Summer/Fall2009, Vol. 43 Issue 2/3, p371 

    Presents literary criticism of the books "Our Nig; Or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black" by Harriet Wilson and "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs. It focuses on pain and sentimentality in these works, analyzing them as abolitionist literature. Other topics include...


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