Recent launch: "Welcome to the pilot site of the Library of Glissant Studies (LoGS). "This collaborative open access project aims to collect and make works by and on Martinican author Édouard Glissant (1928-2011) accessible to the public. "If you wish to contribute by sending additional bibliographical/archival notice, feedback, or if you have any suggested corrections, … Continue reading DIGITAL: Library of Glissant Studies
A project by Alex Gil charting work on Aimé Césaire: ,"The following enumerative bibliography of critical commentary and scholarship on Aimé Césaire builds on and refines the Aimé Césaire Zotero Group collective bibliography. This bibliography is the largest of its kind in existence today. If you would like to contribute, please join the group and … Continue reading DIGITAL: Aimé Césaire and the Broken Record
Appendix: Table of Diaspora. Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (University of Virginia Press, 1989). Translated by J. Michael Dash.
Saidiya Hartman interviewed on archives, writing, and black death: "I think that there are many ways we can take up this notion of the afterlife of slavery. Certain representational structures continue to produce black death, or death as the only horizon for black life. There’s another way in which the afterlife of slavery produces a … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hartman on Archives and Writing
Vincent Brown discusses slavery and the database at Duke University: 'By responding creatively to the archival challenges presented by the social history of slavery, Harvard Professor Vincent Brown hopes to inspire new conversations about the inheritance of loss and the legacy of struggle. This presentation considers three graphic histories: an animated visualization of Voyages: The … Continue reading DIGITAL: Brown on Slavery’s History in the Age of the Database
Jennifer Morgan discusses Cedric Robinson's work on Black Marxism and its relationship to histories of slavery at AAIHS: "Robinson’s work on the early Modern black Atlantic (though he didn’t name it as such) is a crucial provocation to contemporary scholars—and one that is, to some degree, being taken up. In the past ten years, the … Continue reading Morgan on Thinking with Black Marxism | @AAIHS
#ADPHD congratulates Simone Browne on winning the 2016 Best Book Prize from the Surveillance Studies Network: For 2016, for the best book published in the calendar year 2015, the winning book is Browne, Simone. 2015. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press. The committee found that Browne’s book stood out for the … Continue reading AWARD: Browne Wins 2016 Surveillance Book Prize
Neil Roberts, Freedom as Marronage. University of Chicago Press, 2015. via University of Chicago Press: "What is the opposite of freedom? In Freedom as Marronage, Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial … Continue reading BOOK: Roberts on Freedom as Marronage
At AAIHS, Brandon Byrd on black women and resistance during the period of slavery: "There is an obvious discrepancy between these two narratives about Queen Victoria. In accordance with the “faithful slave” trope so intertwined with Lost Cause ideology, the Press-Citizen characterized Queen Victoria as a “humble soul,” a religious “ex-slave” in the same mold … Continue reading Byrd on Black Women, Slavery, and Silences of the Past | @AAIHS
"On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness" is a collective intervention into the discursive formation of black studies at the outset of the twenty-first century."