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Title Sapphire's literary breakthrough : erotic literacies, feminist pedagogies, environmental justice perspectives / edited by Elizabeth McNeil, Neal A. Lester, DoVeanna S. Fulton, and Lynette D. Myles.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 SAPP    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description vii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: PUSHing boundaries, PUSHing art / Elizabeth McNeil, Neal A. Lester, DoVeanna S. Fulton, and Lynette D. Myles -- 2. Sapphire's PUSH: locating safe sties for writing and personal transformation / Lynette D. Myles -- 2. "Bombs cost more than welfare": rethinking "responsibility" in Sapphire's PUSH / Toni Fellela -- 3. Multiple oppressions, "multiple consciousness," and the spirit of Harriet Tubman in Sapphire's PUSH / Barba McCaskill -- 4. "Spiky green life": environmental, food, and sexual justice themes in Sapphire's PUSH / Joni Adamson -- 5. Un-"freak"ing black female self : grotesque-erotic agency and ecofeminist unity in Sapphire's PUSH / Elizabeth McNeil -- 6. Sapphire's PUSH for erotic literacy and black girl sexual agency / L.H. Stallings -- 7. Awakening to self-love in PUSH: understanding the significance of Sapphire's Harlem / Wilfred D. Samuels -- 8. Looking for "the alternative[s]": locating Sapphire's PUSH in African American literary tradition through literacy and orality / DoVeanna S. Fulton -- 9. Deconstructing the "pedagogy of abuse": teaching child sexual abuse narratives / Elizabeth McNeil -- 10. "Rock the motherfucking house": guiding a study of Sapphire's PUSH / Neal A. Lester -- 11. Why does Precious have to lighten up or shuffle? teaching with Lee Daniels's "adaptation" / Christopher Burrell and James Wermers -- 12. PUSHing to Precious: a compilation and annotation of works by and about Sapphire / Eric Parks.
Other author McNeil, Elizabeth.
Lester, Neal A.
Fulton, DoVeanna S., 1967-
Myles, Lynette D.
Subject Sapphire, 1950- -- Criticism and interpretation.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781137282217 (hbk.)
1137282215 (hbk.)