Category: the servant problem
+ african american literature, american literature, black panther, comics, early american literature, everett k ross, louisiana literature, marvel comics, mississippi literature, swamp thing, the servant problem, vertigo comics, william melvin kelley
Somehow, I failed to recognise that last Thursday’s post on David F. Walker’s Luke Cage was my 300th post on Interminable Rambling. That means that this site has been live, in one form or another, for three years. A lot has happened in those three years, and I have written about a lot of subjects. Typically, I try to keep my posts around 1,000 … Read More Celebrating Three Years! Top Five Posts and Most Viewed!
+ "The Only Man on Liberty Street", african american literature, american literature, cult of domesticity, dancers on the shore, domestic sphere, Literature, the servant problem, william melvin kelley
Last Thursday, I wrote about William Melvin Kelley’s “The Only Man on Liberty Street” from his 1964 short story collection Dancers on the Shore. Today, I want to take a moment to look at another story in that collection, “The Servant Problem,” exploring the ways that Kelley addresses the domestic space and sexual policing of black bodies, topics that occur in “The Only Man … Read More William Melvin Kelley’s “The Servant Problem” and the Domestic Sphere