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Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Edited by Fionnghuala Sweeney, Kate Marsh

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Makes a persuasive case for a black Atlantic literary renaissance & its impact on modernist studies

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About the Author

Fionnghuala Sweeney is a Lecturer in the School of English, Drama & Film at University College Dublin. She is the author of Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World (University of Liverpool Press, 2007) and co-editor, with D Dolowitz and S Buckler, of Researching Online (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Kate Marsh is a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815 (Pickering & Chatto, 2009) and Fictions of 1947: Representations of Indian Decolonization, 1919-1962 (Peter Lang, 2007); and the co-editor, with N Frith, of France's Lost Empires: Fragmentation, Loss and la fracture coloniale (Lanham, 2010).


'Convincingly demonstrates the ways in which the period under consideration helped "define the aesthetics and politics of the twentieth century, and through this [the collection] links the cognate fields of modernism and the black Atlantic"'
- Dominic Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles, French Studies