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Holloway, Karla F. C. 1949-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 9,631 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Academic theses  Directories  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS153.N5, 305.896073
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Most widely held works by Karla F. C Holloway
Codes of conduct : race, ethics, and the color of our character by Karla F. C Holloway( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Codes of Conduct, Karla Holloway meditates on the dynamics of race and ethnicity as they are negotiated in the realms of power. Her uniquely insightful and intelligent analysis guides us in a fresh way through Anita Hill's interrogation, the assault on Tawana Brawley, the mass murders of Atlanta's children, the schisms between the personal and public domains of her life as a black professor, and - in a moving epilogue - the story of her son's difficulties growing up as a young black male in contemporary society. Its three main sections, "The Body Politic," "Language, Thought, and Culture," and "The Moral Lives of Children," relate these issues to the visual power of the black and female body, the aesthetic resonance and racialized drama of language, and our children's precarious habits of surviving. Throughout, Holloway questions the consequences in African American community life of citizenship that is meted out sparingly when one's ethnicity is colored. This is a book of a culture's stories - from literature, public life, contemporary and historical events, aesthetic expression, and popular culture - all located within the common ground of African American ethnicity. Holloway writes with a passion, urgency, and wit that carry the reader swiftly through each chapter. The book should take its place among those other important contemporary works that speak to the future relationships between whites and blacks in this country
Moorings & metaphors : figures of culture and gender in Black women's literature by Karla F. C Holloway( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moorings and Metaphors is one of the first studies to examine the ways that cultural tradition is reflected in the language and figures of black women's writing. In a discussion that includes the works of Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ntozake Shange, Buchi Emecheta, Octavia Butler, Efua Sutherland, and Gayl Jones, and with a particular focus on Toni Morrison's Beloved and Flora Nwapa's Efuru, Holloway follows the narrative structures, language, and figurative metaphors of West African goddesses and African-American ancestors as they weave through the pages of these writers' fiction. She explores what she would call the cultural and gendered essence of contemporary literature that has grown out of the African diaspora. Proceeding from a consideration of the imaginative textual languages of contemporary African-American and West African writers, Holloway asserts the intertextuality of black women's literature across two continents. She argues the subtext of culture as the source of metaphor and language, analyzes narrative structures and linguistic processes, and develops a combined theoretical/critical apparatus and vocabulary for interpreting these writers' works. The cultural sources and spiritual considerations that inhere in these textual languages are discussed within the framework Holloway employs of patterns of revision, (re)membrance, and recursion--all of which are vehicles for expressive modes inscribed at the narrative level. Her critical reading of contemporary black women's writing in the United States and West Africa is unique, radical, and sure to be controversial
Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passed On is a portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America. Through poignant reflection and thorough investigation of the myths, rituals, economics, and politics of African American mourning and burial practices, Karla FC Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living. Gracefully interweaving interviews, archival research, and analyses of literature, film, and music, Holloway shows how the vulnerability of African Americans to untimely death is inextricably linked to how black culture represents itself and is represented."--Jacket
New dimensions of spirituality : a biracial and bicultural reading of the novels of Toni Morrison by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of essays on Toni Morrison's first four novels--The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula, and Tar Baby is the delightful, intelligent collaboration of a white of Greek descent (Demetrakopoulos) and a black American (Holloway). In addition to the influence of their respective backgrounds, Demetrakopoulos is particularly interested in women's studies and Jungian psychology, and Holloway in black studies and linguistics; these fields inform their individual contributions. . . . The clear writing is free of academic jargon and makes exceptionally good sense. Very highly recommended to academic libraries, especially for women's studies and black literature collections. Choice This first full-length study of the novels of Toni Morrison is a breakthrough in literary criticism, not only from the standpoint of feminist critique but as a biracial, bicultural dialogue on literary, social, and spiritual themes. Holloway, a specialist in Black studies and psycholinguistics, and Demetrakopoulos, whose academic interests include women's studies and Jungian psychology, weave their multidisciplinary interests and divergent experience into an integrated study of Toni Morrison's novels. The authors' introductory essays put Morrison's work in critical perspective and approach her literary vision in terms of its cultural, racial, and historical linkages and meanings. The novels are then considered chronologically by both authors, who each comment freely on the interpretations and viewpoints of the other
The character of the word : the texts of Zora Neale Hurston by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Legal Fictions, Karla FC Holloway both argues that U.S. racial identity is the creation of U.S. law and demonstrates how black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery. Exploring the resonance between U.S. literature and U.S. jurisprudence, Holloway reveals Toni Morrison's Beloved and Charles Johnson's Middle Passage as stories about personhood and property, David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as structured by evidence law, and Nella Larsen's Passing as intimately related to contract law."--Publisher description
Private bodies, public texts : race, gender, and a cultural bioethics by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Private Bodies, Public Texts, Karla FC Holloway examines instances where medical issues and information that would usually be seen as intimate, private matters are forced into the public sphere. As she demonstrates, the resulting social dramas often play out on the bodies of women and African Americans ..."--Page 2 of cover
BookMarks : reading in Black and white : a memoir by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In BookMarks, Karla FC Holloway explores the public side of reading, and specifically how books and booklists form a public image of African Americans."--Jacket
A death in Harlem : a novel by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned African American studies scholar Karla Holloway has been working on her first novel, "A Death in Harlem," for some years, as she blazed bright, consequential, and broad trails as a professor, dean, and administrator at Duke University. In this Harlem Renaissance mystery, Weldon Haynie Thomas is Harlem's first "colored" policeman, blessed with insight, humor, resourcefulness, and a deep intuition. (While Haynie is a fictional creation, the first African American policeman in NYC, Samuel Battle, also served during this time period, between 1911-1941.) "A Death in Harlem" improvises and extends the plot of Nella Larsen's "Passing" by asking "what happened after the fall?" Officer Thomas investigates the light-enough-to-pass woman who jumped? fell? was pushed? from the Hotel Theresa during the Opportunity Magazine Awards Banquet. While A Death in Harlem is lively and conversational, it's also informed by a deep knowledge of African American culture and history -- which support pointed critiques of the relationships between Harlem's Sugar Hill colored folk, and the regular folk uptown, for instance. Impeccably researched and confidently written, "A Death in Harlem" is a life's work -- an especially fun, stylish, and edifying read"--Provided by publisher
Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial collection by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passed On is a portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America. Through poignant reflection and thorough investigation of the myths, rituals, economics, and politics of African American mourning and burial practices, Karla FC Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living. Gracefully interweaving interviews, archival research, and analyses of literature, film, and music, Holloway shows how the vulnerability of African Americans to untimely death is inextricably linked to how black culture represents itself and is represented."--BOOK JACKET
A critical investigation of literary and linguistic structures in the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston by Karla F. C Holloway( )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genomics in literature, visual arts, and culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone missing in Harlem : a novel by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A kidnapping tests the mettle, resourcefulness, and intuition of Harlem's first "colored" policeman in this mystery, set during New York's Harlem Renaissance. The story references the infamous Lindbergh baby kidnapping"--
The lyrical dimensions of spirituality: music, voice, and language in the novels of Toni Morrison by Karla F. C Holloway( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryLines Southeast( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codes of conduct : reflections on ethics and ethnicity by Karla F. C Holloway( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and minority recruitment : a resource guide( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the present and future of civil rights movements by Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America (Conference)( Visual )

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

Duke Law's Center on Law, Race and Politics hosted a conference on November 20-21, 2015, bringing together scholars and experts to discuss civil rights. In 2014, the nation marked the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Freedom Summer. In 2015, we recognized the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Moving into the 21st century, America finds itself at the beginning of a new era defined by its own set of civil rights struggles. A shifting landscape requires the civil rights movements of the 21st century to shift in line with modern realities. "The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America" presented an opportunity for scholars, teachers, practitioners, and activists to engage with each other as they discuss their unique perspectives on inequalities throughout different facets of modern America
Revision and (re)membrance : a theory of literary structures in literature by African-American women writers by Karla F. C Holloway( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Private parts/pubilc spaces : or, "my tongue is my friend's mouth" by Karla F. C Holloway( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Codes of conduct : race, ethics, and the color of our character Codes of conduct : reflections on ethics and ethnicity
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Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorialNew dimensions of spirituality : a biracial and bicultural reading of the novels of Toni MorrisonThe character of the word : the texts of Zora Neale HurstonPrivate bodies, public texts : race, gender, and a cultural bioethicsBookMarks : reading in Black and white : a memoirPassed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial collectionCodes of conduct : reflections on ethics and ethnicity
Alternative Names
Holloway, Karla F. 1949-

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Karla F.C. Holloway American academic, writer, activist

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Karla F.C. Holloway escritora estadounidense

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Karla F.C. Holloway scrittrice statunitense

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English (120)