Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance

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Of all the images to arise from the Harlem Renaissance, the most thought-provoking were those of the mulatta. For some writers, artists, and filmmakers, these images provided an alternative to the stereotypes of black womanhood and a challenge to the color line. For others, they represented key aspects of modernity and race coding central to the New Negro Movement. Due to the mulatta’s frequent ability to pass for white, she represented a variety of contradictory meanings that often transcended racial, class, and gender boundaries.

In this engaging narrative, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson uses the writings of Nella Larsen and Jessie Fauset as well as the work of artists like Archibald Motley and William H. Johnson to illuminate the centrality of the mulatta by examining a variety of competing arguments about race in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.

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Cherene Sherrard-Johnson is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century American and African-American literature, cultural studies, and feminist theory.

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This beautifully written book locates artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance squarely within Modernism and puts women at the center of this project . . . the scholarship is impeccable and the work as a whole is brilliantly organized. (Maureen E. Honey editor of Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance)

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