This article reevaluates the cultural significance and literary complexity of the Sunday School novels published by Amelia E. Johnson at the turn into the 20th century. It focuses on the fictional strategies Johnson deployed to challenge the limitations imposed by a white-dominated audience and publishing industry, as well as by the religious orthodoxy promoted by her denominational publishers. Problematizing the critical discourse that opposes her confrontational non-fiction writings to her racially indeterminate fiction, the essay foregrounds Johnson’s experimentation with narrative conventions, showing how Johnson’s writing career illuminates broader trends of women’s literature.

"White Lies: Amelia E. Johnson 's Sunday School Fiction and the Politics of Racelessness"

FABI, Maria Giulia
2007

Abstract

This article reevaluates the cultural significance and literary complexity of the Sunday School novels published by Amelia E. Johnson at the turn into the 20th century. It focuses on the fictional strategies Johnson deployed to challenge the limitations imposed by a white-dominated audience and publishing industry, as well as by the religious orthodoxy promoted by her denominational publishers. Problematizing the critical discourse that opposes her confrontational non-fiction writings to her racially indeterminate fiction, the essay foregrounds Johnson’s experimentation with narrative conventions, showing how Johnson’s writing career illuminates broader trends of women’s literature.
2007
Fabi, Maria Giulia
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