Texas Studies in Literature & Language. Summer2004, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p149-180. 32p.
MISCEGENATION in literature, MYSTICISM in literature, COGNITION in literature, and RACISM in literature
Examines how the language of evolutionary science and Gurdjieffian mysticism in “The Blue Meridian,” by Jean Toomer fuse to create a language of cognition. Ways in which Toomer’s early training and reading in the biological sciences remained influential throughout his writing career; Toomer’s concept of the “blue” race; Impact of the pervasiveness of racialist assumptions drawn from evolutionary biology in America; Toomer’s use of Darwinian evolutionary logic as the basis for his modernism.
Racism in literature, Sex role in literature, Motion pictures--United States--History--20th century, Women in the motion picture industry--United States, and Historical fiction, American--Film and video adaptations