Passing through the closet in Pauline E. Hopkins's Contending Forces

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Abstract

Examines the works of writer Pauline E. Hopkins on interracial love affairs and their implications to the social relationship between black and white races in the United States. Criticisms on Hopkins' works; Interracial romance as literary vehicles for exploring historically specific structures of racialization, sexuality and power.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-166
Number of pages28
JournalAmerican Literature
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997

Keywords

  • female homosexuality
  • African American culture
  • African Americans
  • narratives
  • African American studies
  • queer culture
  • novels
  • closets
  • white people
  • poetry

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