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Jasmine Nichole Cobb

Professor of African and African American Studies
African & African American Studies
Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708
1316 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

African American Literature in Transition, 1800-1830: Volume 2, 1800-1830

Book · May 31, 2021 Accordingly, this volume takes a thematic approach to African American literature from 1800 to 1830, exploring Black organizational life before 1830, movement and mobility in African American literature, and print culture in circulation, ... ... Cite

A more perfect union: Black freedoms, white houses

Journal Article Public Culture · January 1, 2016 Full text Open Access Cite

"forget Me Not": Free Black Women and Sentimentality

Journal Article MELUS · September 1, 2015 Friendship albums, blank volumes with decorative covers, emerged around 1825 as part of a growing market of women's print culture. Sentimentalism, the chief vocabulary of the friendship album genre, targeted white women consumers and largely ignored black ... Full text Cite

Picture Freedom Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Book · April 3, 2015 In Picture Freedom, Jasmine Nichole Cobb analyzes the ways in which the circulation of various images prepared free Blacks and free Whites for the emancipation of formerly unfree people of African descent. ... Cite

Directed by Himself: Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave

Journal Article American Literary History · April 1, 2014 Full text Cite

They Hate Me: Spike Lee, Documentary Filmmaking, and Hollywood’s ‘Savage Slot.’

Chapter · 2009 This book seeks to stimulate continued debate by examining the complexities in Lee's various sociopolitical claims and their ideological impacts." ... Cite