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Bell, Bernard W.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 7,924 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Fiction  History  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS153.N5, 813.009896
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bernard W Bell
The Afro-American novel and its tradition by Bernard W Bell( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary African American novel : its folk roots and modern literary branches by Bernard W Bell( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book begins with a personal essay in which Bell traces the evolution of his thinking about sociohistorical and sociocultural approaches to literature. He goes on to apply these approaches to the work of hundreds of black novelists whose work has been published since 1853. His primary focus, however, is on some forty novels and romances published between 1983 and 2001, including works by Gayl Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Albert Murray, Gloria Naylor, Al Young, David Bradley, Leon Forrest, and Charles Johnson, as well as the neo-Black Aesthetic novelists Nathaniel Mackey, Trey Ellis, Percival L. Everett, and Colson Whitehead. In acknowledging the diversity of the tradition of the novel, Bell also examines the science fiction of Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler, the gay novels of E. Lynn Harris, Larry Duplechan, and Randall Kenan, and the detective narratives of Barbara Neely and Walter Mosley. The result is a book of impressive scope and accomplishmentan essential work for any serious student of African American literature
Call and response : the Riverside anthology of the African American literary tradition by Patricia Alveda Liggins Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD contains: "Rare and historic performances compiled from the Archives of Smithsonian/Folkways Records, and allows readers to hear a number of the texts from the anthology in the context of an oral perfromance."--Appendix A, p. 2033
The folk roots of contemporary Afro-American poetry by Bernard W Bell( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence Major and his art : portraits of an African American postmodernist( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern and contemporary Afro-American poetry( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois on race and culture : philosophy, politics, and poetics by Bernard W Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Du Bois' thoughts on race and culture in a broadly philosophical sense, this volume assembles original essays by some of today's leading scholars in a critical dialogue on different important theoretical and practical issues that concerned him throughout his long career: the conundrum of race, the issue of gender equality, and the perplexities of pan-Africanism
Bearing witness to African American literature : validating and valorizing its authority, authenticity, and agency by Bernard W Bell( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bearing Witness to African American Literature: Validating and Valorizing Its Authority, Authenticity, and Agency collects twenty-three of Bernard W. Bell's lectures and essays that were first presented between 1968 and 2008. From his role in the culture wars as a graduate student activist in the Black Studies Movement to his work in the transcultural Globalization Movement as an international scholar and Fulbright cultural ambassador in Spain, Portugal, and China, Bell's long and inspiring journey traces the modern institutional origins and the contemporary challengers of African American literary studies. This volume is made up of five sections, including chapters on W.E.B. DuBois's theory and trope of double consciousness, an original theory of residually oral forms for reading the African American novel, an argument for an African Americentric vernacular and literary tradition, and a deconstruction of the myths of the American melting pot and literary mainstream. Bell considers texts by contemporary writers like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, William Styron, James Baldwin, and Jean Toomer, as well as works by Mark Twain, Frederick Douglas, and William Faulkner, In a style that ranges from lyricism to the classic jeremiad, Bell emphasizes that his work bears the imprint of many major influences, including his mentor, poet and scholar Sterling A. Brown, and W.E.B. DuBois. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate Bell's central place as a revisionist African American literary and cultural theorist, historian, and critic. Bearing Witness to African American Literature will be an invaluable introduction to major issues in the African American literary tradition for scholars of American, African American, and cultural studies."--Project Muse
Contemporary literature in the African diaspora by International Symposium on Contemporary Literature of the African Diaspora( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All-night visitors by Clarence Major( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of a black soldier's experience in America on his return from the Vietnam War. For Eli Bolton, America is also a jungle, except that the gooks are white. This is an unexpurgated version of a novel published in 1969
Decoding an Inca observatory : solar alignments at Puncuyoc by Bernard W Bell( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Riverside anthology of the African American literary tradition( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bearing Witness to African American Literature: Validating and Valorizing Its Authority, Authenticity, and Agency by Project Muse( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The contemporary African American novel : its folk roots and modern literary branches by Bernard W Bell( Recording )

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

[In this novel, the author] presents us with another ground-breaking study of the "social" work performed by African American literature. Ranging over subjects including African heritage, masculinity, femininity, and personhood, the arts, and religious and political identities, [the novel] shows us how African American life has always found nuanced expression through African American literary forms.-Dust jacket
The populism of Justice Byron R. White : media cases and beyond by Bernard W Bell( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Judging in interesting times : the free speech clause jurisprudence of Justice Byron R. White by Bernard W Bell( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rhetoric and poetics of the Black Arts Movement by Sarah RudeWalker( )

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

W by Bernard W Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Du Bois' thoughts on race and culture in a broadly philosophical sense, this volume assembles original essays by some of today's leading scholars in a critical dialogue on different important theoretical and practical issues that concerned him throughout his long career: the conundrum of race, the issue of gender equality, and the perplexities of pan-Africanism
W.E.B by Bernard W Bell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiretapping's Fruits, the First Amendment, and the Paradigms of Privacy by Bernard W Bell( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Afro-American novel and its tradition
Alternative Names
Bell, Bernard 1936-

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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The contemporary African American novel : its folk roots and modern literary branchesCall and response : the Riverside anthology of the African American literary traditionClarence Major and his art : portraits of an African American postmodernistW.E.B. Du Bois on race and culture : philosophy, politics, and poeticsAll-night visitorsThe Riverside anthology of the African American literary tradition