Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

4. Unchained Bodies: Black Womanhood, Resistance, and Complex Subjectivity in Black Literature

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

CERCL Writing Collective [+-]
Rice University
The authors of this volume are the members of Rice University's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning Writing Collective: Anthony B. Pinn, Jessica B. Davenport, Justine M. Bakker, Cleve V. Tinsley IV, Biko Mandela Gray, David A. Kline, Jason O. Jeffries, Sharde' N. Chapman and Mark A. DeYoung

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We continue to interrogate the religious significance of creative reconstructions of the black body through cultural production by turning to two literary depictions of black women in Chapter 4, “Unchained Bodies: Female Embodied Experience and Radical Subjectivity in Black Literature.” Here, we posit that the female protagonists in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed assume “gender fluid” identities that subvert patriarchal and white supremacist constructions of black women’s bodies.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 4. Unchained Bodies: Black Womanhood, Resistance, and Complex Subjectivity in Black Literature. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 59-70 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27406. Date accessed: 15 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27406. Oct 2017

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