Monday, August 8, 2022
Colson Whitehead and Vocabulary
Over the years, whenever I taught Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist (1999), students would respond by noting the nature of the novel...
Toni Morrison and Vocabulary
In addition to producing an episode for Remarkable Receptions on the vocabulary or unique words in novels by Paul Beatty , I wrote about To...
Paul Beatty and Vocabulary
In the process researching the Largest Vocabulary in African American literature , I stumbled onto something that was surprising to me. I di...
Octavia Butler and Wikipedia
My younger brother Kenton and I have been doing a series of data storytelling projects, where we blend literary research, narratives, data, ...
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Trudier Harris’s prolific scholarship on African American Novels
Remarkable Receptions primarily concentrates on the receptions of African American novels and novelists. I decided that I wanted to devote ...
The Story of Battle Royal
This year, my younger brother Kenton Rambsy recently published a book, The Geographies of African American Short Fiction . He studies the w...
Toni Morrison and the Seven Days
Folks who read Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon (1977) are often intrigued or disturbed by this mysterious group known as the Seven Days....
Richard Wright's Native Son
I've followed Joseph G. Ramsey's writings on various topics, and especially Richard Wright, for a few years now. So when I was deve...
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