20th Century African American & Native American Narrative (Ph.D. reading list)

African American Texts

  1. Pauline Hopkins, Contending Forces (1900)
  2. Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901)
  3. W. E. B. DuBois, Souls of Black Folk (1903)
  4. James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912)
  5. Jessie Redmon Fauset, There Is Confusion (1924)
  6. Alain Locke, The New Negro (1925)
  7. Nella Larsen, Passing (1929)
  8. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
  9. Richard Wright, Native Son (1940)
  10. Ann Petry, The Street (1946)
  11. Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)
  12. James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)
  13. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (with Alex Haley) (1965)
  14. Margaret Walker, Jubilee (1966)
  15. John A. Williams, The Man Who Cried I Am (1967)
  16. Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968)
  17. Ernest Gaines, Bloodline (1968)
  18. John Edgar Wideman, The Lynchers (1973)
  19. Gayl Jones, Corregidora (1975)
  20. Alex Haley, Roots (1976)
  21. Ishmael Reed, Flight to Canada (1976)
  22. Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979)
  23. Alice Walker, The Color Purple (1982)
  24. Samuel Delany, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984)
  25. Sherley Anne Williams, Dessa Rose (1986)
  26. Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)
  27. Charles R. Johnson, Middle Passage (1990)
  28. Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)
  29. Phyllis Perry, Stigmata (1998)
  30. Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist (1999)
  31. Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber (2001)

Native American Texts

  1. Emily Pauline Johnson, The Moccasin Maker (1913)
  2. Zitkala-Sa, American Indian Stories (1921)
  3. Mourning Dove, Cogewea (1927)
  4. Black Elk Speaks, John G. Neihardt (1932)
  5. John Joseph Mathews, Sundown (1934)
  6. D’Arcy McNickle, The Surrounded (1936)
  7. John Oskison, Brothers Three (1935)
  8. N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn (1968)
  9. N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969)
  10. Maria Campbell, Half-Breed (1973)
  11. James Welch, Winter in the Blood (1974)
  12. Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (1977)
  13. Gerald Vizenor, Bearheart (1978)
  14. D’Arcy McNickle, Wind from an Enemy Sky (1978)
  15. Leslie Marmon Silko, Storyteller (1981)
  16. Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine (1984)
  17. James Welch, Fools Crow (1986)
  18. Michael Dorris, Yellow Raft on Blue Water (1987)
  19. Louise Erdrich, Tracks (1988)
  20. Linda Hogan, Mean Spirit (1990)
  21. Talking Leaves, ed. Craig Leslie (1991)
  22. Leslie Marmon Silko, Almanac of the Dead (1992)
  23. Gerald Vizenor, The Heirs of Columbus (1992)
  24. Sherman Alexie, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993)
  25. Greg Sarris, Grand Avenue (1994)
  26. Linda Hogan, Solar Storms (1995)
  27. Susan Powers, The Grass Dancer (1995)
  28. Louis Owens, Bone Game (1996)
  29. Simon Ortiz, Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories (1999)
  30. Louise Erdrich, Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001)
  31. LeAnne Howe, Shellshaker (2001)
  32. Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World (2002)

African American Criticism

  1. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism (1988)
  2. John Callahan, In the African-American Grain: Call and Response in Twentieth-Century Black Fiction (1988)
  3. Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1993)
  4. Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic (1993)
  5. Samira Kawash, Dislocating the Color Line (1997)
  6. Jonathan Brennan (ed.), When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote: African-Native American Literature (2003)

Native American Criticism

  1. Paula Gunn Allen, The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions (1986)
  2. Arnold Krupat, Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon (1989)
  3. Louis Owens, Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel (1992)
  4. James Ruppert, Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction (1995)
  5. Jace Weaver, That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community (1997)
  6. Craig S. Womack, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism (1999)
  7. Sidner Larson, Captured in the Middle: Tradition and Experience in Contemporary Native American Writing (2001)
  8. Robert Dale Parker, The Invention of Native American Literature (2003)

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