Holland argues that the presence of blacks, local american citizens, ladies, queers, and different “minorities” in society is, like dying, “almost unspeakable.” She offers voice to—or raises—the lifeless via her exam of works similar to the motion picture Menace II Society, Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits, and the paintings of the all-white, male, feminist hip-hop band Consolidated. In difficult verified equipment of literary research through placing often-disparate voices in discussion with one another, Holland forges connections between African-American literature and tradition, queer and feminist theory.
Raising the Dead can be of curiosity to scholars and students of yank tradition, African-American literature, literary idea, gender reports, queer thought, and cultural studies.
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