Fulmer, Jacqueline 1965-
Most widely held works by Jacqueline Fulmer
Folk women and indirection in Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin by Jacqueline Fulmer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the lineage and traditions of pivotal African American and Irish women writers, Jacqueline Fulmer traces the line of descent from Mary Lavin to Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and from Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison. She argues that these authors adopt strategies of indirection influenced by folklore, such as signifying, masking, sly civility, and the grotesque. Their magical and magisterial folk women characters entice readers toward controversial subjects.