The Ideological Origins of African-American Literature
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Fellowship Work Summary, 1993–94
Phillip M. Richards reworked five chapters of The Ideological Origins of African American Literature. In addition, he completed articles on "Sula and the Discourse of the Folk" (to be published in Cultural Studies) and on Benjamin Mays, Dorothy Porter, and Fritz Ringer as critics of early African-American literature. He drafted an autobiographical essay on black intellectual life in Gabon as well as a piece on canon formation in African-American literature.