Introduction: Visualizing the Body of the Black Atlantic 1
1. Black Rapture: Corporeal Afterimage and Transnational Desire 18
2. Fragmented Figurations of the Maternal 57
3. The Boundaries of Excess 96
4. The Return: Conjuring the Figure, Following the Form 138
Conclusion: Photographic Incantations of the Visual 177
Kimberly Juanita Brown is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College.
"The Repeating Body offers a nuanced analysis grounded in detailed readings of embodiment in black diasporic and especially black feminist artistic works. . . . In this thoughtful study, Brown is probing the limits of the very stories that she understands as technologies of survival." -- S. Trimble * Contemporary Women's Writing *