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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 222–224.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy One of the fundamental challenges historians of slavery face is how to exhume the lives of the enslaved from the archive of slavery. Saidiya Hartman begins “The Dead Book Revisited” by asking: “How do we attend to black death? How do we find life where only traces...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 12–37.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Jesse W. Schwartz Abstract This essay examines the numerous critical claims of “timeliness” around the recently recovered novel Romance in Marseille as well as Claude McKay’s own numerous commitments and challenges as they emerge therein: the multiple and enduring afterlives of slavery...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 229–231.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Smallwood, “The Politics of the Archive,” 126–27 . Works Cited Andrews Kehinde , and Palmer Lisa . “ Why Black Studies Matter .” Discovery Society , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 1 – 4 . Beckles Hilary M. Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 151–159.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Nicole Marie Gervasio Abstract This essay identifies a major blind spot in comparative memory studies despite the field’s recent “transcultural” turn: the danger of earmarking select globally recognized atrocities—specifically, the Holocaust, transatlantic slavery, and the Rwandan genocide...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 146–165.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Laura Winkiel Abstract This article explores the relation between the dockside denizens of Claude McKay’s Marseille and the violent history of slavery and racism. It takes a longue durée approach to modernism by arguing that the previous five hundred years of colonization and conquest of Black...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 219–221.
Published: 01 April 2021
... on, echoes in Stephanie E. Smallwood’s meditation, “The Politics of the Archive and History’s Accountability to the Enslaved.” Smallwood reflects on her own journey in writing Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora : from frustration at the silences of the archive of slavery...
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English Language Notes (2007) 45 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the ongoing disintegra­ tion of the past."1Though heated, the exchange between Sw ellfellow and me signaled an agreement of sorts: each o f us, invested in the legacy of slavery, agreed to take on this role of heir, to assume responsibility fo r the archive, and to engage in the labor of producing meaning...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 143–150.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the form of the images of the Dalit being violated. Turning to the next instances of memorialization strategies in GW , we note the slavery system, the lynching, and the KKK. Natarajan and Ninan make their first major move in the linking of memorializations, local and global, through a spatial...
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English Language Notes (2014) 52 (1): 155–164.
Published: 01 March 2014
... practices grounded in com peting attempts by favela residents (particularly outlaws) and state authorities (particu­ larly local police) at defining territorial codes and practices; and by connecting these prac­ tices to sim ilar space-grounded struggles w ithin the context of Brazilian slavery...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2004 . Frank Catherine . “ Wandering Narratives and Wavering Conclusions: Irreconciliation in Frances Burney’s The Wanderer and Walter Scott’s Waverley .” European Romantic...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 218.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Nan Goodman Copyright © 2021 Regents of the University of Colorado 2021 Of Note” continues with four reflections on recent scholarship about slavery and the archive. While the “Of Note” section doesn’t always coincide with or complement the special issue topic, this iteration reinforces...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 201–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the liminal hotspot as a means to describe this condition allows us to despectacularize (perhaps even pessimize) the diaspora and McKay’s 1920s to render ethically the affective condition of living “after slavery,” but with pervasive, normalized anti-Blackness in a longue durée of global capitalism...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and literal forms of slavery—alongside latter-day instances of antidemocratic, white-supremacist violence that reveal the as-yet-incomplete nature of those very events? This essay takes up these questions by considering three recent publications. Shelby Johnson’s 2020 article, “‘The Fate of St. Domingo Awaits...
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English Language Notes (2014) 52 (2): 75–96.
Published: 01 September 2014
... geography during one of the most volatile periods of United States political history. The country was precipitously divided over slavery, and rapid te rrito ria l acquisitions and accessions in the W est threatened an already-shaky union. N one­ theless, top com m ercial map firm s marketed popular maps...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 225–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the enslaved but rather [disrupt] the archive’s naturalization of the violence it narrates.” 7 Hartman urges us to forge new pathways and undertake writing practices that redress slavery’s violations. To this end, she revisits her essay “Venus in Two Acts” not with new evidentiary material...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (2): 175–179.
Published: 01 September 2006
... by construct­ ing the literal picture o f national identity w ith in its fram es. M ore specifically, I shall show ho w the early m ilita ry p o rtra it p o w e rfu lly participated in the country's m onum ental strug­ gles (including the Civil W ar itself) to navigate the problem s o f slavery and freedom one...
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English Language Notes (2014) 52 (2): 167–187.
Published: 01 September 2014
... lly signified rupture. N either 1848 ab olition o f slavery in French te rrito rie s nor 1960 Senegalese independence produced freedom . The com plicity o f continental elites w ith European elites and interests did not end w ith the abolition of the Trade, nor w ith the form al acquisition...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., / or being scared of water” and wonders why, every time she sees the sea, she feels as if she is drowning. After this opening, set in the present, the poem swivels to the past, outlining a repressed history of slavery and colonization that returns via the sea itself: every time our skin goes under...
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English Language Notes (2005) 42 (4): 83–95.
Published: 01 June 2005
... introductory essays in his History ofAfrican American Theatre about the early slave trade of Africans and their treatm ent in America, providing an essential lens through which to understand black theater. By underscoring the historical background of slavery, abolitionist activities, Jim Crowe laws...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (1): 106–109.
Published: 01 April 2023
... were without a clear purpose aside from disrupting the peaceful transfer of power from Trump to Biden. Wedderburn’s and Wheatley’s embrace of insurrection, on the other hand, is driven by commitment to freedom unbound by systems (economic, political, national) that hinge on racial hierarchies (slavery...