Queering Helga Crane: Black Nativism in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleQueering Helga Crane: Black Nativism in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand Author(S)Keguro Macharia (Author)
Abstract  Drawing from George Hutchinson’s recent revisionist biography of Nella Larsen and scholarship in the fields of immigration and queer studies, this article advances a new interpretation of Quicksand as a text that critiques racial and sexual normativity. I argue that Larsen identifies and critiques a distinct black nativism that, in the early decades of the twentieth century, sutured racial and sexual normativity, producing figures like Larsen as queer ...Paginationp254-275
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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