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

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997


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


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