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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 587–617.
Published: 01 September 2019
... specifically, though, this essay is about how time has operated as a historical weapon of antiblack violence and a charged arena of necropolitical maneuver. 1 Unfurling the historical significance of time to the organizing of a world firmly rooted in antiblackness and white supremacy, it contributes...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., “Neurodiverse Afro-Fabulations” raises questions about the way an engagement with a history of Black neurodiversity affects how we think about the political, especially as antiblackness and cognitive disability have often served as overlapping technologies in the formation of a white liberal humanism...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 701–728.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of Asians who were internalizing antiblack racism imported from the United States through the military apparatus. In the face of decolonization and an upsurge in civil rights movements, this article argues, the executive order molded Black Korean War veterans into an instrument to abort Afro-Asian...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 135–150.
Published: 01 March 2023
... 2023 existentialism Lorraine Hansberry antiblack violence existence Lorraine Hansberry operated in the future tense of queer possibility and called it realism. 1 Her art references histories (slavery, the Haitian Revolution, African independence movements) that served as the foundation...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and the Aspiration of Black Being , and Seb Franklin, in The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value , draw from this insight and expand on it. Amaro’s aim is to understand machine learning from a framework that recognizes the antiblackness at the heart of the suite of techniques...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ; and Boutelle 2013 . 16 Whether such self-fashioning marks internalized antiblackness or strategic manipulation of audience expectations remains a question for future studies. 15 Frank Tannenbaum ( 1947 ) was the first to argue that enslaved Afro–Latin Americans possessed legal personhood...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
...) and excluded from belonging “to any legitimate social order” (5). While African Americans are no longer literal slaves today, they are still subjected to oppressive structures (mass incarceration, political disenfranchisement, antiblack law enforcement) that deny them legitimate inclusion in the nation’s...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 569–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... for anticolonial and abolitionist ecological thought. By focusing on a central cast of Black orogenes—Essun, Nassun, Alabaster, and others—the trilogy’s racial allegory centers Black liberation and antiblackness even as the racial significations of orogenes also indexes other forms of racialization. Thus, while...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... (and emancipatory politics) and a fundamental antiblackness that can name blackness only as something undesirable. carrington is interested in how the utopian imagination can maintain racial distinction while still fulfilling, or aiming toward the fulfillment of, utopia’s promises of a better, more just society...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2024
... with African American medical care, scientific experimentation, and racialized embodiment—especially how neurobiology and social psychiatry accounted for African Americans’ physical and mental experiences of and responses to northern antiblackness. 3 Early drafts of the chapter clearly show the impact...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 115–121.
Published: 01 March 2023
... on Contingency: Antiblack Racism and Embodiment . Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield . Nwandu Antoinette . 2018 . Pass Over . New York : Grove Press . Rababka Reiland . 2011 . Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization . Lanham, MD...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
... as they endeavored to arouse African Ameri­can sympathy and outrage on behalf of a differently “proscribed” race.7 The abolition of slavery did not resolve the contradictions of black citizenship, particularly as resurgent antiblack violence in the Recon- struction South attested to the belated temporality...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 883–885.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in the positive sense of the term” (10). One wonders, though, if the whiteness inherent to the tomboy category justifies the manuscript’s almost exclusive focus on white (middle-class) women. The agility with which Sentilles appraises the antiblack discourse inscribing the tomboy figure raises more questions than...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 June 2020
... has reshaped the landscape of African American literary criticism, clarifying that, in its many disciplinary genres, the field has long been propelled by the profound psychic consequences of antiblackness, whether in its archival or political or aesthetic dimensions. However, not all have been...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
... begins to unravel when viewed through the historic lens of antiblackness. Similarly, Foucault overlooks the history of color-line racism when theorizing the abstract mode of racism tied to Europe’s biopolitical regimes. This is a familiar critique of Foucault also offered by Ann Laura Stoler...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of black masculinity, she also critiques ‘‘black antiracist dis- course’’ that imagines the gender of blackness as ‘‘essentially male The gender of blackness, within the antiblack script, is also often imagined as sheer masculinity (the notion that the ‘‘black beast’’ is simply not the ‘‘pretty woman...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 733–761.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the police state. I Hotel as a campus novel centralizes how its institutional settings mediate Blackness and antiblackness through their status-conferring respectability. The second chapter of the first novella, titled “Language in Reaction,” uses the column-based typographic layout of high school...
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American Literature 11398671.
Published: 26 June 2024
... control. In attending to these texts, I interrogate the biopolitics of animal welfare discourse as it relates to Blackness, the woman, and the child. In Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (2020), Zakiyyah Iman Jackson has recently demonstrated how animalization is a privileged...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
... investigation of Black. White. , such racial identifications often slip into a feel-good liberal demonizing of overt racism while denying the daily racial microaggressions that are a part of US antiblack racial violence. An understanding of these accumulative, attritional psychological assaults that today’s...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 169–183.
Published: 01 March 2023
... novel in its record of “the slow struggle of man toward his long home” (Petry [1950] 2019: 779). ▪ ▪ ▪ As in Fanon’s scene of the Look, a historical repertoire of antiblack stories and images displaces Link’s subjecthood (and Camilo’s as well). But in Petry’s phenomenological description...