White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

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The rise of multicultural, ethnic, and gender studies in recent times has cast its shadow on literature and the role literature plays in modern society and in education. In his new book, Professor Jess Row examines how literature by white authors has changed, been challenged, and often struggles in the modern world to still act as a voice. Professor Row examines whether white authors can write about anything else other than their own experiences, such as other cultures or nationalities. While there are no easy answers to this question and ideas, Professor Row does raise important questions that deserve to be debated in academia and talked about. There is a role white authors have to play in the conversation it just depends on whether anyone will listen.

This book is designed for academic audiences, either professors or students in college. These essays will help literature majors explore these larger conversations about race and literature. Professor Row does not claim to be the last word on this topic but instead wants to start the conversation and keep it going.


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Author Jess Row
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Graywolf Press
Publish Date 2019-10-01
ISBN 9781555978327
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Issue January 2020
Category Current Events & Politics
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