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- DescriptionThis thought-provoking cultural history explores how psychoanalytic theories shaped the works of important African American literary figures. Badia Sahar Ahad details how Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, Jean Toomer, Ralph Ellison, Adrienne Kennedy, and Danzy Senna employed psychoanalytic terms and conceptual models to challenge tions of race and racism in twentieth-century America. Freud Upside Down explores the relationship between these authors and intellectuals and the psychoanalytic movement emerging in the United States over the course of the twentieth century. Examining how psychoanalysis has functioned as a cultural phemen within African American literary intellectual communities since the 1920s, Ahad lays out the historiography of the intersections between African American literature and psychoanalysis and considers the creative approaches of African American writers to psychological thought in their work and their personal lives.
- Author BiographyBadia Sahar Ahad is an assistant professor of English at Loyola University.
- Author(s)Badia Sahar Ahad
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication07/10/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleThe New Black Studies Series
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note5 black and white photographs
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine18 mm
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