VIDEO: Spillers on “Shades of Intimacy” and the Eighteenth Century

Hortense Spillers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor in English (Vanderbilt U). "Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us," served as the keynote lecture for "The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium," at Cornell University, March 18, 2016. Followed by a day of symposium panels, March 19, 2016.

BOOK: Winters on the Mulatta Concubine in History and Memory

  Lisa Ze Winters, The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic. University of Georgia Press, 2016. via UGA Press: "Popular and academic representations of the free mulatta concubine repeatedly depict women of mixed black African and white racial descent as defined by their sexual attachment to white men, and thus they … Continue reading BOOK: Winters on the Mulatta Concubine in History and Memory

Sheller on Race and Sexuality in Post-Emancipation Caribbean

  Mimi Sheller, Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom. Duke University Press Books, 2012. via Duke U Press: Citizenship from Below boldly revises the history of the struggles for freedom by emancipated peoples in post-slavery Jamaica, post-independence Haiti, and the wider Caribbean by focusing on the interplay between the state, the body, race, … Continue reading Sheller on Race and Sexuality in Post-Emancipation Caribbean

EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery

Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds. Sex, Power, and Slavery. Ohio University Press, 2014. via Ohio University Press: Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: … Continue reading EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery