Black Venus

Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French


Author: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822323402

Category: History

Page: 190

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Black Venus is a feminist study of the representations of black women in the literary, cultural, and scientific imagination of nineteenth-century France. Employing psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, and the critical race theory articulated in the works of Frantz Fanon and Toni Morrison, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting argues that black women historically invoked both desire and primal fear in French men. By inspiring repulsion, attraction, and anxiety, they gave rise in the nineteenth-century French male imagination to the primitive narrative of Black Venus. Both intellectually rigorous and culturally intriguing, this study will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, feminist and gender studies, black studies, and cultural studies.

Black Venus 2010

They Called Her "Hottentot"


Author: Deborah Willis

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439902062

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Analyzing contemporaneous and contemporary works that re-imagine the "Hottentot Venus."

Black Venus


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409042146

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5785

Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds...Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of a actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfast.' And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the seventeenth century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.

White on White/black on Black


Author: George Yancy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514812

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 2911

White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The book explores how fourteen philosophers, seven white and seven black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization. Combined, the contributions demonstrate different and similar conceptual trajectories of raced identities that emerge from within and across the racial divide. Each of the fourteen philosophers, who share a textual space of exploration, name blackness/whiteness, revealing significant political, cultural, and existential aspects of what it means to be black/white. Through the power of naming and theorizing whiteness and blackness, White on White/Black on Black dares to bring clarity and complexity to our understanding of race identity.

The Black Venus


Author: Rhys Davies

Publisher: Barton Press

ISBN: 9781444627732

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 6274

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

Hottentot Venus

A Novel


Author: Barbara Chase-Riboud

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307426284

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6004

It is Paris, 1815. An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornographic obscenities. Among these spectators is Napoleon’s physician and the most famous naturalist in Europe, the Baron George Cuvier, whose encounter with her will inspire a theory of race that will change European science forever. Evoking the grand tradition of such “monster” tales as Frankenstein and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Barbara Chase Riboud, prize-winning author of the classic Sally Hemings, again gives voice to an “invisible” of history. In this powerful saga, Sarah Baartman, for more than 200 years known only as the mysterious lady in the glass cage, comes vividly and unforgettably to life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus

A Ghost Story and a Biography


Author: Clifton Crais,Pamela Scully

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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"In reconstructing Sara Baartman's life, the book traverses the South African frontier, the Industrial Revolution, London and Parisian high society, and the rise of racial science. The authors also explore Baartman's rich afterlife, including the enduring impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas about women, race, and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.

Black Venus


Author: Bruno Vitiello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788862761277

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Black Venus

And 45 Other Tales of Sex, Violence and Witchcraft


Author: Bob Owen

Publisher: Chimera

ISBN: 9781903136218

Category: Erotic stories, English

Page: 346

View: 3713

Venus in the Dark

Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture


Author: Janell Hobson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135870950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 1467

Western culture has long been fascinated by black women, but a history of enslavement and colonial conquest has variously labeled black women's bodies as "exotic" and "grotesque." In this remarkable cultural history of black female beauty, Janell Hobson explores the enduring figure of the "Hottentot Venus." In 1810, Saartjie Baartman was taken from South Africa to Europe, where she was put on display at circuses, salons, and museums and universities as the "Hottentot Venus." The subsequent legacy of representations of black women's sexuality-from Josephine Baker to Serena Williams to hip-hop and dancehall videos-continues to refer back to this persistent icon. This book analyzes the history of critical and artistic responses to this iconography by black women in contemporary photography, film, literature, music, and dance.

Bad Modernisms


Author: Douglas Mao,Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387824

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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Modernism is hot again. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, poets and architects, designers and critics, teachers and artists are rediscovering the virtues of the previous century’s most vibrant cultural constellation. Yet this widespread embrace raises questions about modernism’s relation to its own success. Modernism’s “badness”—its emphasis on outrageous behavior, its elevation of negativity, its refusal to be condoned—seems essential to its power. But once modernism is accepted as “good” or valuable (as a great deal of modernist art now is), its status as a subversive aesthetic intervention seems undermined. The contributors to Bad Modernisms tease out the contradictions in modernism’s commitment to badness. Bad Modernisms thus builds on and extends the “new modernist studies,” recent work marked by the application of diverse methods and attention to texts and artists not usually labeled as modernist. In this collection, these developments are exemplified by essays ranging from a reading of dandyism in 1920s Harlem as a performance of a “bad” black modernist imaginary to a consideration of Filipino American modernism in the context of anticolonialism. The contributors reconsider familiar figures—such as Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Josef von Sternberg, Ludwig Wittgenstein, W. H. Auden, and Wyndham Lewis—and bring to light the work of lesser-known artists, including the writer Carlos Bulosan and the experimental filmmaker Len Lye. Examining cultural artifacts ranging from novels to manifestos, from philosophical treatises to movie musicals, and from anthropological essays to advertising campaigns, these essays signal the capaciousness and energy galvanizing the new modernist studies. Contributors. Lisa Fluet, Laura Frost, Michael LeMahieu, Heather K. Love, Douglas Mao, Jesse Matz, Joshua L. Miller, Monica L. Miller, Sianne Ngai, Martin Puchner, Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Imagining the Black Female Body

Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture


Author: C. Henderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various "imaginings" of the black female body in print and visual culture. Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms.

Facetten der Sarah Baartman

Repräsentationen und Rekonstruktionen der "Hottentottenvenus"


Author: Sabine Ritter

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643109504

Category: Racism in popular culture

Page: 278

View: 3351

"Sabine Ritter's contribution to the historical-sociological analysis of racism investigates the discourse on Sarah Baartman, the so-called 'Hottentot Venus'. Beginning with representations in the course of the eighteenth century, she concludes with a discussion of the scientific, political and artistic reconstructions of the twentieth century" 4e de couverture.

The Goodly Spellbook

Olde Spells for Modern Problems


Author: Dixie Deerman,Steve Rasmussen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402753748

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 475

View: 860

Presents a collection of ancient spells and incantations that have been adapted for modern times.

The Limits of the Human

Fictions of Anomaly, Race and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century


Author: Felicity Nussbaum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 3679

In this book, Nussbaum examines literary and cultural representations of human difference in eighteenth-century English literature.