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- DescriptionBeatrice of Bayou Teche is a work of great historical and artistic interest: a late-nineteenth-century vel by a white woman about a black woman artist-protagonist. As the introduction for this reprint edition shows, Alice Ilgenfritz Jones was the first white woman to take an extended interest in the intersection of creativity, race, and gender. In Beatrice, Jones seeks to unveil the relationships between white and African Americans during the twenty years before the Civil War by following her mixed-race protagonist from her childhood as a slave in New Orleans through her career as a free woman and inspired painter and opera singer. Beatrice renders the white author s effort to find a place for the mixed-race woman in relation to paradigms of creativity that are t only gendered but racialized. In the process, it exposes the fault lines of ideology and literary convention that underlie attempts to negotiate issues of race, gender, and creativity in late nineteenth-century America.
- Author BiographyThomas H. Fick is professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University and has published widely on American literature, including women s literature, African-American literature, and the racial literature of white Southern writers. Eva Gold is associate professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University. A specialist in Renaissance non-dramatic literature, Gold has published articles on Spenser and, with Thomas Fick, several essays on American writers.
- Author(s)Alice Ilgenfritz Jones
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication15/10/1991
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBowling Green
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBowling Green University Popular Press,US
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight354 g
- Width114 mm
- Height181 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Introduction byThomas H. Fick,Eva (Associate Professor of English Gold
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