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Davis, Thadious M. 1944-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 300 publications in 2 languages and 12,245 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Bio-bibliography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Thadious M Davis
Afro-American fiction writers after 1955 by Thadious M Davis( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains forty-nine alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical and critical information about African-American fiction writers active after 1955; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn by J. S Leonard( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though one of America's best known and loved novels, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel's racist elements and assesses the degree to which Twain's ironies succeed or fail to turn those elements into a satirical attack on racism. Ranging from the laudatory to the openly hostile, these essays include personal impressions of Huckleberry Finn, descriptions of classroom expe
Afro-American writers after 1955 : dramatists and prose writers by Thadious M Davis( Book )

17 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-five alphabetically arranged essays that provide career biographies of African-American dramatists and prose writers active since 1955; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography. Includes additional articles that discuss specific aspects of the African-American theater
Southscapes : geographies of race, region, & literature by Thadious M Davis( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By interpreting segregation as the central experience for twenty-first century southern literature (just as slavery was for an earlier generation of writers) and by theorizing the interconnected aspects of racial and spatial constructions in the formation of the nation, Davis shows us a way to understand black space--social, spatial, and artistic arenas of creativity--not just in terms of exclusion and of pushing back/reacting against, but as sites of memory and imagination far beyond wounds and danger"--Provided by publisher
Afro-American poets since 1955 by Trudier Harris( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on African-American poets whose works helped to shape a contemporary literature, but also helped to reclaim, recapture, and reshape a culture, through their inventiveness and wisdom and have invigorated Afro-American and American literature in language, style, form, and substance
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled by Thadious M Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella Larsen (1891-1964) is recognized as one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most enigmatic, writers of the Harlem Renaissance. With the instant success of her two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), she became a bright light in New Yorkʼs literary firmament. But her meteoric rise was followed by a surprising fall: In 1930 she was accused of plagiarizing a short story, and soon thereafter she disappeared from both the literary and African American worlds of New York. She lived the rest of her life - more than three decades - out of the public eye, working primarily as a nurse. In a remarkable achievement, Thadious Davis has penetrated the fog of mystery that has surrounded Larsen to present a detailed and fascinating account of the life and work of this gifted, determined, yet vulnerable artist. In addition to unraveling the details of Larseʼs personal life, Davis deftly situates the writer within the broader politics and aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance and analyzes her life and work in terms of the current literature on race and gender
Afro-American writers before the Harlem renaissance by Trudier Harris( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-three African-American writers active before the Harlem Renaissance; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Afro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940 by Trudier Harris( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-four African-American writers active between the Harlem Renaissance and 1940; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Faulkner's "Negro" : art and the southern context by Thadious M Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games of property : law, race, gender, and Faulkner's Go down, Moses by Thadious M Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Faulkner's Go Down Moses as a point of departure, this book explores the conflicting nature of property relations that have slavery in the U.S. at their base and have affected the conceptualizations of rights and representations of African A
Quicksand by Nella Larsen( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to an indifferent white mother and an absent black father, and scorned for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts to carve out a comfortable life and place for herself, but ends up back where she started, choosing emotional freedom that quickly translates into a narrow existence."--Jacket
Afro-American writers, 1940-1955 by Trudier Harris( )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on black American writers, both major and minor are presented, including poets, dramatists and playwrights. Many of these prominent black writers, whose works are taught and written about today, came to the forefront of the American literary scene during this period. The essays in this volume try to capture the nuances of the lives and literature of that period
Home/bass by Sterling Plumpp( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a collection of links on the bass guitar. Includes manufacturers of instruments and amplifiers, effects, and accessories. Lists publications and retailers and contains search engines. Links to newsgroups and chat rooms, and provides contact information via e-mail for the author
Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Dictionary of literary biography( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent convictions : punishment, literature, and the reconstruction of race by Thomas W Dichter( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the relationship between race and punishment in US culture from the post-Reconstruction era through the 1950s. After slavery's abolition, racial domination became embedded in popular understandings of state violence, while ideas of legitimate violence, in turn, became an important part of racial identity. "Violent Convictions" traces this development as reflected and enacted by a range of texts from this period, including fiction, prisoner autobiography, sociological studies, political writings, jurisprudence, and journalism. In this period, the claims on citizenship made by African Americans in the wake of Emancipation were fiercely countered by emerging discourses that tied whiteness to the public interest and bound blackness to criminality, turning people of color into commonsense objects of legitimate violence. Amid debates over lynching, African American migration, prison reform, and bias in the criminal justice system, authors as different as Thomas Dixon, Jr., Ida B. Wells, Alexander Berkman, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gunnar Myrdal, and Chester Himes all participated variously in this remaking of the meaning of race and punishment. Starting in the late nineteenth century, racial identity and state violence were reimagined in intimate relation to one another, with lasting consequences for US racial ideology. These cultural developments paved the way for a carceral state that could conceive of itself as a colorblind force for justice and safety while simultaneously serving as an engine of racist violence
Ambitious confusion : recovering the unthought in contemporary memorials to the antebellum South by Aundeah Jo-Ann Kearney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines how contemporary authors and artists who craft memorials to the antebellum South reconcile the presence of disruptive artifacts with narratives of history they inherit as members of a national collective, actively engaging with shared memories of critical moments in the nation's past. In this study, I identify ambitious confusion as a generative state which moves beyond mere recognition of conflicting histories toward a memorial that successfully manages the reintegration of previously excised artifacts of history. I borrow the term "unthought" from Rinaldo Walcott, and deploy it rather than the more innocuous "forgotten," to refer to these disavowed artifacts, as the term acknowledges the intentional actions that led to certain exclusions from the privileged narrative. Throughout the dissertation, I use ambitious confusion to read memorials that engage what I determine to be the four dimensions through which narrative is constructed as a rhetorical event: time, place, body, and law. In each chapter I demonstrate that an analytical posture informed by ambitious confusion illustrates how contemporary artists, for instance Kara Walker, and authors, such as Harryette Mullen, Natasha Trethewey, and Edward P. Jones, destabilize the boundaries that demarcate each of these four dimensions to provide space for the reintegration of the unthought. Attending to the formal qualities of the memorials, which include Walker's silhouette tableaux, and her more recent Sugarbaby, Mullen's Sleeping with the Dictionary, Trethewey's Native Gaurd, and Jones' The Known World, ambitious confusion exposes fractally dense temporalities, slippery subjectivities, and a unique state of temporally ambiguous being which I call "static animation" as fecund sites for memorial projects. Memorial narratives, as continuously revised and performed rhetorical events, allow for understanding ambitious confusion as a new method of reading that can account for the diverse influences and innovative techniques that often surface in contemporary memorials as moments of disjunction or even nonsense. Ambitious confusion allows for reading not only memorials that blatantly resist the excision of the unthought, but also for looking again at memorial sites deemed beyond reclamation, such as controversial monuments to heroes of the Confederate Army, for the dynamism that belies voices long thought lost
Black writers on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : one hundred years later( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings of William Faulkner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home, the guests talked about the life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels and examine Southern culture during the late 1920's and early 1930s
Separating fact from self-created fiction in Artist and influence 7:1-58 (1986) by Thadious M Davis( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn
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Davis, Thadious.

Davis, Thadious 1944-

Davis, Thadious M.

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Southscapes : geographies of race, region, & literatureNella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiledAfro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940Games of property : law, race, gender, and Faulkner's Go down, MosesQuicksand