Sapphire’s Literary Breakthrough

Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Elizabeth McNeil
  • Neal A. Lester
  • DoVeanna S. Fulton
  • Lynette D. Myles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art

    1. Elizabeth McNeil, Neal A. Lester, DoVeanna S. Fulton, Lynette D. Myles
      Pages 1-10
  3. Transformational Representations

  4. Body and Place

  5. Pedagogy and the Academy

  6. Engaging the Work, Engaging the Writer

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-264

About this book


The first collection focused on the writing of provocative author and performance artist Sapphire, including her groundbreaking novel PUSH that has since become the Academy-award-winning film Precious.


America Narrative novel

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