Holland argues that the presence of blacks, local americans, girls, queers, and different “minorities” in society is, like loss of life, “almost unspeakable.” She offers voice to—or raises—the lifeless via her exam of works resembling the motion picture Menace II Society, Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits, and the paintings of the all-white, male, feminist hip-hop band Consolidated. In difficult tested tools of literary research by means of placing often-disparate voices in discussion with one another, Holland forges connections between African-American literature and tradition, queer and feminist theory.
Raising the Dead might be of curiosity to scholars and students of yankee tradition, African-American literature, literary concept, gender reviews, queer concept, and cultural studies.
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