Reflecting on arguments and insights in the discussion essays by Eddie Chambers, Marisa Fuentes, and Marc Matera on the author’s Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, this response essay focuses on the dilemma of black feminist critique, practice, methodology, and pedagogy in a constant struggle with and against the colonial archive. It poses questions about the possibilities and limits of developing alternative ways for narrating racialized lives into being.
Imperial Intimacies—Further Thoughts
Hazel V. Carby is the Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and a professor emeritus of American studies, Yale University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. She is the author, most recently, of Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands (2019), winner of the 2020 British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding and finalist for the 2020 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize (American Studies Association).
Hazel V. Carby; Imperial Intimacies—Further Thoughts. Small Axe 1 March 2021; 25 (1 (64)): 198–203. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-8912859
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