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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 123)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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   ISSN (Print) 0161-2492 - ISSN (Online) 1080-6512
   Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Ghana
    • Abstract: As a young Black American traveler I found that not only could I not escape whiteness in Ghana, whiteness would prove to be a central facet of my experience.The whiteness that surrounded me was heterogeneous—ranging from a daughter of American diplomats to a German gap year student. Yet despite that heterogeneity there was a certain viscosity to whiteness, which geographer Arun Saldanha explains as when similar bodies become sticky, collect together, and acquire surface tension to become relatively impenetrable by other bodies. In a way, my being the “sole-brother” in the volunteer house, not white and not Ghanaian, made the group visible and coherent but left my sense of being, at times, incoherent and fluid as I ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2017-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value by Alessandra Raengo
           (review)
    • Abstract: I have been reviewing books for close to ten years, and within that time span I have read very difficult and highly sophisticated texts; so when I started On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value written by Alessandra Raengo, I prepared myself for yet another one. I knew that the text, published by Dartmouth College Press, was not going to be an easy one, both in language and in content, because of the introductory paragraphs. I recognized that I had to sift through the post-modernist prose to get at the heart of what this book is trying to prove, to find out what Raengo’s thesis is as it pertains to how we see the African American image in various forms of mass-mediated communication. It took me weeks to ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement
           by Sara Fanning (review)
    • Abstract: Caribbean Crossing serves as a counterpoint to contemporary research on African American emigration and Haitian independence. Whereas recent scholarship, such as Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic, has examined African American émigrés’ return to the United States, Caribbean Crossing focuses on the political and economic factors influencing African Americans’ emigration to Haiti in the mid-1820s. By supplementing broader narratives of African American emigration and Haitian independence with archival research, ranging from newspaper advertisements to passenger lists and consular reports, Caribbean Crossing explains the significant roles that African American emigration and the ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Haiti and the Americas eds. by Carla Calargé et al. (review)
    • Abstract: Haiti and the Americas is a critical, interdisciplinary investigation of Haiti’s central role in the Americas since the Revolutionary beginnings of the Republic. The edited collection, the fruit of a conference held at Florida Atlantic University in October 2010, aims to open up the colonial and postcolonial archive to explore the implication of Haiti’s status as crossroads while advancing a “new archive of the counterdiscourses that Haiti’s positioning has enabled” (3). The nine contributing chapters are organized into a vaguely chronological sequence: “Haiti and the Hemispheric Independence,” “Haiti and Transnational Blackness,” “The U.S. Occupation,” and “Globalization and Crisis.” Together, they paint an image ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism by Paige A. McGinley
           (review)
    • Abstract: Critics and scholars have begun to focus on the visual, gestural, and performative elements that comprise an indelible component of African American popular music such as traditional blues, jazz, and hip hop. This trend toward the non-sonic components of musical performance provides the opportunity to discuss how these artists crafted their stage identities, and in turn affected the reception and dissemination of their public personae and musical performances. Paige A. McGinley’s Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism is one such example. Placing elements of the theater at the fore of her analysis, McGinley shifts the study of the blues away from that of a singular sonic medium and toward that of a diverse ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Skin Acts: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer by Michelle
           Ann Stephens (review)
    • Abstract: In Skin Acts, Michelle Stephens explores the labor and function of the corporeal, specifically the epidermis, and how it is imbricated in the black masculine performances of Bert Williams, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley. Stephens centers Paul Gilroy’s and Franz Fanon’s earlier exploration of the “epidermalization” of blackness in order to theorize the intersections at which black skin informs the reception, performance, and meaning of black masculine performance throughout the twentieth century. In a theoretically heavy introduction, titled “Fleshing Out the Act,” Stephens cogently articulates a theoretical terrain that better understands the relationship of black subjects’ minds and bodies and their ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature by Julie
           Buckner Armstrong (review)
    • Abstract: Long established as eminent compilations of top tier scholarship, “The Cambridge Companion” series promises range and coherence that provides a state of the field more so than an intervention in the field. In the case of American Civil Rights Literature, the series may deliver something even more innovative. American Civil Rights Literature, as opposed to literature of the civil rights movement, or literature about the civil rights movement, suggests not semantic oversight, but subtle ingenuity that calls for renewed attentiveness to foundational questions of canon production and theoretical orientation. Indeed, Julie Buckner Armstrong’s fine edited collection brings to the fore “civil rights literature” as an ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean ed. by Faith Smith
           (review)
    • Abstract: Sex and the Citizen is a collection of essays that explores the complex interconnections between sexuality and citizenship throughout the Caribbean. Divided into four discrete sections with three to five pieces each, the collection is a mixture of literary analyses, histories, anthropologic and ethnographic works, as well as creative pieces. Each section is replete with critiques, analyses, and studies of the making of citizenship within the Caribbean through the purview of sexuality. Creative works play an equally important role as they highlight arguments developed throughout the collection as well as construct their own perspectives and strategies for approaching sexuality and citizenship. Editor Faith Smith’s ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • No Back Door
    • Abstract: The man strides forward, his eyes on the sea. He favors his left leg and avoids the soft sand that would suck in his bare feet and slow him down. He looks up and tilts his head, as if he’s sniffing the air or listening for something. He swipes his forearm across his brow and scans the surface of the waves, from left to right and back. He seems oblivious of the setting sun’s golden shimmer from horizon to shore.His body is like a stick of burnt cane, jointed at the knees and shoulders. There is no hair on his head; his beard is white. He wears brown cut-off pants and a sleeveless T-shirt, faded to off-white, with Save the Turtles printed across the back. He carries a homemade fishing rod and a blue bucket.To his ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The End of All Things
    • Abstract: I want to put my ear to the ground, feel the earth rotate around itself, and carry me with it; carry me somewhere closer to you. Sometimes I miss us here together. I fear that you have forgotten me here.Do you remember our first winter in London? How we decided to travel here in spite of Aunty’s pleas? I think it was the only time Aunty ever begged for anything, for anyone. I remember her saying that one was not meant to be alone in a foreign place, so far from home. But that is all we wanted then, just that, to be far away. The promises we made about working a job to pay the cost of the rent, to be sure to eat proper meals each day. Convincing enough that she eventually agreed. “Don’t worry Aunty, I can take care ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Make It New (Again)
    • Abstract: I admire what it takes to be a new writer: the nerve, the conviction, and the self-inflicted condition of endless invention. The only consolation for the nervous disposition of the new writer is that all writers need these qualities all the time. In other words the new writer cultivates a persona of a writer that should serve for the growth of the writer over the length of a productive life. Callaloo, under the leadership of the inimitable Charles Rowell and a host of dedicated writers, artists, playwrights, academics, teachers, activists, and quietly devoted staff, wants to reflect this productive life in multiple cultures across several borders over a length of time. The cutting edge for this may well be the new ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Molassie
    • Abstract: The master’s tools: a bucket of tar, ruin of diesel on the midnight’s back, sin-like stain on the done tainted flesh, a pair of horns jabbing at the low-lying night, spying them thorns in the side of the law. A dark leaping threat almost saved human by white sclera and snarling teeth, a hiss, a bark, a growl, a catch of threatening tongue writhing its way in the wide mouth wicked. Shrill double-blow on the greasy whistle that slices the sleep away from the ungodly hour, sanctifying the street’s pitch, the air a stagnant vapor of spirits, a putrid vamp of rum that soaks the sidewalks too, a coveted sniff to drug you a bazodee thing carried on a song, floating you through Empire Blvd with the morning running late to ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Austerville Drive: Wentworth, Durban
    • Abstract: Genus Cardinalis, emergent in new climes, sings, feeds on insects and sap. Not migratory but accustomed and partial to the warmth and hospitality of suburban environs. Backyard feeders, ample mates, males are red. Monogamous and attentive, males are also aggressors, highly territorial. Males will, if so inclined, fight their own reflections, and they do. Females, if not vigilant, may be injured in the fight. They populate above heads, not terrestrial, not completely. Watch them, their faces. Tan or gray, females sing, incubate ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Is It That You Love?
    • Abstract: = 亠 [head/lid] + 二 [second] + 口 [mouth]亠 The Head That Is Also a Lid二 A Second Chance口 The Mouth Finds a Voice= 土 [earth] + 寸 [inches]土 The Earth of Writing寸 Becoming a Poet in InchesI am picking up a book. This time it is a diary—my own. As I retrace the paths within the university I have left for another, the odd tree or wildflower easily sends me on a trip down the memory lane. I see a girl on her way to Accounting 101. She stops momentarily to catch her breath. A poem is emerging in her mind. A car roars past, shaking her out of her reverie. The smile on her face is replaced by a look of grim determination. She squares her shoulders and starts to run. As she turns the corner, my mind fast forwards to a later ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • August Wilson’s Bioregional Perspective
    • Abstract: Readings of place in August Wilson’s drama are plentiful; following Wilson’s lead, scholars routinely address the familiar terrain of Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the dramatist’s Pittsburgh Cycle. Despite the expansiveness of such work, there has been a dearth of ecocritical scholarship on the late playwright’s drama, although his plays open themselves up to such inquiry. It is reasonable to conclude that Wilson scholars have shied away from applying the terms of ecocritical analysis to his body of work because of the uneasy relationship between African American literature and ecocriticsm. Bernard Herzogenrath in his chapter “White” in Prismatic Ecology voices the implicit assumptions in the field of ecocriticism: ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Walter Mosley, August Wilson, and Mosaics of Memory
    • Abstract: This brief paper focuses on an early work each by Walter Mosley and August Wilson, two prolific and gifted writers whose works were produced in a steady stream during the past fifty years. In addition to working in two distinct forms—drama and detective fiction—their concerns might appear to be very different as dictated by the apparent traditions and constraints of their chosen forms. For Wilson, of course, the physical stage, its props, and the enclosure of the venue are the frame for dialogue, gesture, and spectacle. The discussion here on Wilson will be through the written script and far less on spectacle, that “script” framed by the stage and its physical dictates. For Mosley, the expectation and convention of ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading Contemporary African American Literature: Black Women’s Popular
           Fiction, Post-Civil Rights Experience, and the African American Canon by
           Beauty Bragg (review)
    • Abstract: An emerging field of inquiry in African American literature—with Gene Andrew Jarrett’s Representing the Race (2011) and Kenneth Warren’s What Was African American Literature? (2011) leading the charge—interrogates the foundations of black literary history and re-theorizes its advancement for the years to come. Beauty Bragg’s foray into black women’s popular fiction of the post-civil rights era is a timely addition to this shared conversation, reinforcing the importance of popular fiction despite its perceived lack of aesthetic sophistication. This perception is a direct result of the academy’s high/low cultural divide, which prioritizes aesthetic standards (the formal features of the text itself and its ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Whole Complex of Feelings
    • Abstract: As we conducted the 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, in Barbados, several university scholars and attendees mentioned the work of George Lamming. While his papers are housed at the university, there too was a wonderful spoken archive, conversations about the influence of the eighty-eight-year-old Barbadian writer and scholar. Lamming was a visiting professor in Africana studies and literary arts at Brown University, and he spent part of his early literary career in Great Britain. The 2015 CCWW moved through those same spaces, and our approach captured some of the ideas Lamming presented in his essay collection, The Sovereignty of the Imagination:The way we ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A World Not Yours
    • Abstract: Like Henry, the animals seemed to know that the child had not been a miracle. On the day of the celebration, bleating goats circled in and out of the compound, running into walls and scattering the guinea corn kernels drying on the ground. Chickens pecked skittishly at cabbage scraps they could not eat, while the restless dogs barked to scare away their squawking. The sun, envying the frenzied pace in the compound, rose too high in the October sky to witness the activity. Women came on a mission to cook for the celebration. With babies strapped to their backs, they pounded boiled yams, splitting the air with the drumming of pestle against mortar. Fingers deftly chopped pumpkin leaves, peeled yellow plantains to ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • When the Boy Swipes
    • Abstract: the teeth from my gums, I wait until his knuckles ebb beneath his skin before I spit. I pull the white babies from my throat, dead darlings I line up along the lip of the sink. I try to fit them one by one back through the tender, boiling tissue. My smile slips out of me, a tired pearl necklace. In the bedroom, he snores calm as chamomile. Nothing is his fault, just his nature. He is a bad man with an inevitable temper. I set my oozing face against his warm body. In his sleep, he drains the rose mallow pulp with his hands, kisses the honeyless gaps of my new face. He makes tea and helps me sip. I hide my canines under my tongue. I say I need help chewing my food. He makes steak a butter that can melt in my hurt ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • We Gather: Reflections on the 2015 CCWW
    • Abstract: When we get our Brown University ID badges, we are told that we can present them at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum to gain free admission, so I meet my workshop in the museum’s lobby on a hot afternoon during Callaloo’s second week at Brown. “Please find the space that most sparks your imagination,” I tell them, and the participants wander, as do I; some of us settling in front of the smiling, ten-foot-high Buddha on the museum’s Asian Art floor, some of us stumbling on the brilliant collection of vintage fabrics preserved in a stack of sliding drawers in Costumes and Textiles, some of us heading over to the Pendleton House, which has been outfitted with a stunning amount of late 1800s décor and arranged ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A White Co-worker Asks If My Family Sits Down to Have Frank Discussions
           about Race
    • Abstract: I say we’re long-time investors in the business of caretaking, knowing where the shovel is and how many minutes it takes. asiatic lilies. Pavement markers/chalk lines spring into fashion every other week. Do disasters have other names? button poms. Newsmen love to strip a phrase to looting. To kill it quiet, you have to act like it’s easy as blinking or memorizing multiplications. 12 times 12 = 144 lashes. green hydrangeas. A professor asks me to write about the murmurations of starlings. But I don’t give a fuck about starlings or cranes or crickets. My world view is open enough to see scarecrows on fire, a roach on its back, rat-birds fighting over bone and wrapper. larkspur. You’ve received work bonuses how many ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Mari Evans
    • Abstract: In May 2012 I returned from overseas to an email from the English Department administrative assistant: “A woman named Mari Evans called looking for you and would like for you to call her back.” My stomach dropped and my heart sped up. I’d recently published an article on Ms. Evan’s work contending that she hasn’t received much attention because she doesn’t fit easily into categories academics have created to understand poetry written during the 1970s. She was part of the Black Power Movement, but she also embraced tenets of women’s liberation. She wrote poetry that conformed to the dictates of the Black Aesthetic, that was anthologized with poetry by Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Nikki Giovanni, and that grouped ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Portfolio
    • Abstract: Eric II (2013) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (19" x 17").Ain’t I? (2013-2015) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (96" x 48").Untitled (2015) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (14" x 10").April (2015) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (24" x 14").Courtesy of the artist, Corvi Mora, London, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.April (2016) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (28” x 16”).Ivan (2013) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (36" x 24").The Studio Museum in Harlem. Courtesy of the artist, Corvi Mora, London, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.Breathing Room, Flowers For Frank Bramblett (2015) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (48" x 29").Bouquet (2014) by Jennifer Packer. Oil on canvas (19" x ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • With Shameless Generosity: An Interview with Jennifer Packer
    • Abstract: Jennifer PackerPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015This interview was conducted by email between June 5 and June 16, 2016. My aim was to extend—in Jennifer Packer’s words, of course—her online artist statement which she wrote in 2012. I also wanted to know how she, as artist of figurative painting, views her work in relation to that long tradition in Western art. As our readers will discover, I told myself, Jennifer Packer, at this time in her career, is focusing her artwork not only on figuration but also on still life and forms or indoor scenes.The main of your artwork that I have seen focuses on portraits/human figuration. But your portraits are different from those I know by other artists, especially those of ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Wonder Tale
    • Abstract: A decade ago my younger sister Natalie sent me an email message titled, “A Black Princess.” It was about a woman named Angela Brown who had married Maximilian of Liechtenstein and become Her Serene Highness Princess Angela, the only princess of African descent in a reigning European dynasty. I still have the email. Natalie, my pajama-clad co-spectator when Charles and Diana had wed, forwarded to me with no message appended; apparently, its significance was so clear that comment was unnecessary. There was a link to a picture of the bride and groom leaving the church in which they’d been married: she was wearing a gown she had designed herself and a tiara previously worn by several other royal brides in the family. ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Exodus, and: On Loving, and: Epithalamion
    • Abstract: The stars around this blue planet streak across the sky, leaving milky trails of dust & cosmic wind in their wake. This is elevated language, maybe; but these are high altitudes where the lack of water signals distress & the presence of water suggests potential distress. I’m of the mind that constellations are maps rather than myths—ancient plans for colonization. Unhappy with their terrestrial expansion, the ancients shifted their eyes up toward a pale horizon & made the leap from admiration to conquest in less time than I can imagine. If I tried, it might take less time to carve a slab of limestone from a quarry, or less time to cross a widening desert, or less time to erase centuries of scars from sunburnt skin. ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Body When Buoyant
    • Abstract: Because her court-appointed therapist had suggested it, Nichelle began solving crossword puzzles. She liked the ones in the alternative weeklies the best. The average time she would spend on a puzzle was twenty minutes, but her best time had been twelve minutes, seventeen seconds, forty-six words. After she finished that puzzle, her mind began its usual drift. Thinking that she needed more puzzles to distract her, she bought a book of crosswords that she began carrying with her to work and on the bus. She solved puzzles in between her errands for Frank Yee and as she rode the Metro to his house, but she also opened her book each night when she returned to her brother’s home. The letters she penciled into each ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Three for Tom Merwin
    • Abstract: June 30th, 1756, Col. Cresap and his party had another skirmish with the savages. He had not forgotten the lamented sleeper [Thomas Cresap, Jr., killed in the earlier “skirmish”] on Savage Mountain; he enlisted another company of volunteers, taking with him his two surviving sons Daniel and Michael and a gigantic negro servant, belonging to him.This time they advanced into the wilderness as far as a mountain, a mile west of Grantsville. There, they met the Indians; a fight took place and the negro Goliath was slain, and the mountain has been “Negro Mountain” ever since.The summit of Negro Mountain, in the Alleghenies, is the highest point in ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Photographs
    • Abstract: Photograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Pages D. Matam, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Esther Cowie and Aurora Masum-Javed, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Jessica Moore, Yolanda Franklin, and Jackson Brown, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Gregory Pardlo, CCWW Leader, and Najee Omar in conference at Small Point Coffee House, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015CCWW Poets at Brown University, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Ravi Howard, CCWW Leader, and Charles Henry Rowell, Editor of Callaloo, Providence, RIPhotograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Photograph by Vievee Francis © 2015Windmill at the home of Theo and Margaret Williams ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Red Event No. 1, and: Triptych in Which the Man Is Now My Father
    • Abstract: In any attempt at death, the body:turns in. Becomes the not air filling the cherry ore of its own mouth.casts not shadow, but is shade itself—dim gore::carmine umbrathinks of a hot thing.thinks of a flame so ready, it burns white.thinks of it piking the skin from the blood muscle, letting it all.thinks of sleep and hears nothing.thinks that if it does have a type of bird inside it, then what it has in its mouth is another carrion milked though its wound.has a fit of visions. Sees a velvet curtain bent out—a macaw’s scarlet breast cracked in two.wakes in itself loud and wet, wishing something had worked.The man runs past dropping a black feather. He stops. Turns on his heel. Leans to pick it up. Places it inside my ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Checkpoint
    • Abstract: “Identification, please!”Danny stood next to Liz, his thin arm outstretched, someone’s aviator sunglasses perched on his nose, dwarfing his small face.It was the annual Miller family picnic and Liz’s great aunts, Ella and Mabel turned toward them in unison and looked on with mild curiosity as they sat in their folding chairs with plates full of casserole and sweet corn on their laps.“Identification, please!” Danny repeated, stomping his foot in a way that Liz was sure was too childish for his eight years.Liz smiled a tight, closed smile that barely curled the tips of her mouth upward.“Honey, why don’t you finish your macaroni and cheese? You can play checkpoint with the other kids later,” she said.“I’m full,” Danny ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Indian Slavery in Colonial America ed. by Alan Gallay (review)
    • Abstract: The last half-century has seen an explosion in the understanding of transatlantic slavery. Multiple scholars have worked laboriously to uncover the history of the African diaspora and the experiences of African slaves in the Americas. To a lesser extent, Indian slavery has also been the recent focus of historians and anthropologists, though their stories were often investigated as separate events from those of Africans. Alan Gallay challenges this methodology, claiming that while slavery existed in the Americas long before the arrival of Europeans, the international slave trade dramatically affected indigenous peoples who underwent significant political, cultural, and economic changes. Those who would study slavery ... Read More
      Keywords: African Americans; Haiti; Blues (Music); American literature; Caribbean fiction; Ghana; Evans, Mari,; African American women poets; African American women artists; Packer, Jennifer,; Indian slaves
      PubDate: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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