A Critique for the 21st Century
Edited by Monica Michlin and Jean-Paul Rocchi
Jean-Paul Rocchi teaches at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée.
Monica Michlin teaches at the Université Paris-Sorbonne.
Introduction: Monica Michlin (Université Paris-Sorbonne, France) and Jean-Paul Rocchi (Université Paris -Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) Exordium: Writing and the Relation: From Textual Coloniality to South African Black Consciousness Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa) I) Challenging Hegemonic Gender Identities: Postcolonial Backlash & Being Proper: Femininity Blackness Sexuality and Transgender in the Public Eye Antje Schuhmann (Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa) Productive Investments: Masculinities and Economies in Fisher’s The Walls of Jericho Eva Boesenberg (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany) ‘I Hugged Myself’: First-Person Narration as an Agential Act in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night” Florian Bast (Universität Leipzig, Germany) II) Nonconformity and Narrative Theorizing: Benjamin Franklin’s Ethnic Drag—Notes on Abolition, Satire, and Affect Carsten Junker (Bremen University, Germany) “Weh eye nuh see heart nuh leap”: Claude McKay’s Literary Drag Performance in Banana Bottom Jarrett H. Brown (College of the Holy Cross, USA) The Souls of Black Gay Folk: The Black Arts Movement and Melvin Dixon’s Revision of Du Boisian Double Consciousness in Vanishing Rooms Charles Nero (Bates College, USA) III) Upsurges of Desire: “Risking Sensuality”: Toni Morrison’s Erotics of Writing Claudine Raynaud (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France) Cultures of Melancholia: Theorizing Desire and the Black Body Laura Sarnelli (University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy) Richard Wright’s Poetics of Black Being: Metaphor, Desire, and Doing Rebecka Rutledge Fisher (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) IV) Epistemological Genealogies and Prospections: On the Monstrous Threat of Reasoned Black Desire Lewis R. Gordon (University of Connecticut at Storrs, USA) Revising Jezebel Politics: Toward a New Black Sexual Ethic Jennifer S. Leath (Yale University, USA) The Challenge of Black Feminist Desire: Abolish Property Sabine Broeck (Bremen University, Germany)
Publication: January 15, 2014
Series: FORECAAST (Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies) 1