Racial Rhapsody: The Aesthetics of Contemporary U.S. Identity aims to explain and to interrogate the disciplinary history according to which literary criticism has come to organize its attention to literary texts around this primary object of analysis, the "racial" body.

chapter |12 pages


part I|44 pages

New Critical Subjects

chapter 1|7 pages

Prosodists and Postpositivists

chapter 2|7 pages

Prosodists and Racialists

chapter 3|9 pages

Ontology and Objectivity

chapter 4|8 pages

Race and Realism

chapter 5|11 pages

Resistance and Submission

part II|71 pages

“You’re One of Them, Ion”

chapter 6|5 pages

Aesthetics and Perception

chapter 7|9 pages

Race and Peoplehood

chapter 8|13 pages

Archaeology and Rhapsody

chapter 9|5 pages

Race and Rhapsody

chapter 10|9 pages

Analysis and Aesthetics

chapter 11|8 pages

Aesthetics and Identity

chapter 12|14 pages

Colors and Lines

chapter |6 pages