VALERIE SMITH BIBLIOGRAPHY

(last update 5/2/97)


The Singer in One's Soul': Storytelling in the Fiction of James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison

Thesis (Ph. D.)--
University of Virginia, 1982.


The Quest for and Discovery of Identity in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon


The Southern Review, Baton Rouge, LA. 1985 Summer, Vol. 21 No. 3


Self-Discovery and Authority in Afro-American Narrative
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1987.


Dancing to Daddy's Favorite Jam

New York Times Book Review Dec 13, 1987

review of "Be-Bop, Re-Bop," by Xam Wilson-Cartier.


The Meaning of Narration in Invisible Man

O'Meally, Robert (ed.). New Essays on Invisible Man. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988.


Reconstituting the Image: The Emergent Black Woman Director
Callaloo: Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD . 1988 Fall, 11:4



An Introduction to Richard Wright's Fiction
Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc., 1988
videocassette (45 min.)




Black American Literature
Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc., 1988
videocassette


Gender and Afro-Americanist Literary Theory and Criticism

Showalter-Elaine (ed.). Speaking of Gender. New York :
Routledge, 1989.


Black Feminist Theory and the Representation of the 'Other'

Wall,Cheryl A. (ed.). Changing Our Own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women.

New Brunswick :Rutgers University Press, 1989.




The Early Twentieth Century: Introduction

Elliott, Emory ; Davidson, Cathy; O'Donnell, Patrick; Smith,Valerie; Wilson, Christopher , eds

The Columbia History of the American Novel. New York : Columbia University Press, 1991.


The Sisterhood of Nossa Senhora de Boa Morte and the Brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosario: African-Brazilian Cultural Adaptations to Antebellum Restrictions

Afro Hispanic Review, Columbia, MO 1992.


Reading the Intersection of Race and Gender in Narratives of Passing
Diacritics Summer-Fall, 24:2-3
Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD. 1994


Black Masculinity, Labor, and Social Change

ed. Thelma Golden. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art: 1994


Facing the spectre of racism.

Emerge. v6, Oct 1994

Features Camille Billops, award-winning director of films


Red Clay' breaks mold of black women writers.

Emerge. v5, Sep 1994

Reviews the book 'I Know What the Red Clay Looks Like: The Voice and Vision of Black Women Writers,' by Rebecca Carroll.


Fragments' pulls together split by civil war.

Emerge. v5, Mar 1994

Reviews the book 'Fragments of the Ark,' by Louise Meriwether.


Body in motion: Bill T. Jones' dance with life.

Emerge. v6, Sep 1995,

Review of 'Last Night on Earth,' by Bill T. Jones with

Peggy Gillespie.


Dorothy West's family album.

Emerge. v6, Jul-Aug 1995

Profiles Dorothy West, an author.


Island requiem sings of colonial past.

Emerge. v6, Apr 1995,

Reviews the book 'Crossing the Mangrove,' by Maryse Conde.


Vows expose color, race and class complex.

Emerge. v6, Dec 94, 1995

Reviews the book 'The Wedding,' by Dorothy West.


Rich gifts of a biracial prodigy.

Emerge. v7 n6, Apr 1996,

Reviews the book 'Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler,' by Kathryn Talalay.


From mother, with love.

Emerge. v7 n5, Mar 1996

Reviews the book 'Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter,' by J. Nozipo Maraire.


Representing Blackness: Issues in Film and Video
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Rutgers University Press, 1997


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