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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Urayoán Noel This essay reads the eccentricities of William Carlos Williams's translations from the Spanish, collected in By Word of Mouth (2011), as extensions of the archipelic and hemispheric poetics developed in such early works as Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920) and In the American Grain...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 172–185.
Published: 01 July 2013
... civilizations of different kinds or with folk cultures and societies that have come under some form of Euro-American or Russian dominance.” Here, it is critical to underline, was the basic three-world casting of the globe within which the Caribbean would be conceptualized as an “area of study.” Within this view...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 115–122.
Published: 01 November 2016
... is paid to how Fernández Retamar inserts his argument into the long-running debate about Latin American identity but then relocates the central figure of Caliban to the Caribbean, where other writers such as Aimé Césaire and George Lamming had already begun to address the nature of colonialism via...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 September 2004) 8 (2): 84–99.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jerry Philogene Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Visual Narratives of Cultural Memory and Diasporic Identities: Two Contemporary Haitian American Artists Jerry Philogene n examination of cultural production is useful to the understanding of the experi- ences of diaspora and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
... American Cinema Tanya Batson-Savage In the following essay I explore the portrayal of Jamaicans and Jamaica in mainstream films produced by the US film industry over the past two decades. I examine film’s role as the celluloid continuation of the neocolonial gaze, wherein the mythical image of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Communist Claudia Jones, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008; 311 pages; ISBN 978-0-8223-4116-1 (paper). Locating the Transnational in Postwar African American History Kevin Gaines In 1975, writing very much in the moment of global “Black Liberation” struggles emerging out of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2009) 13 (2): 185–199.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Kenneth Bilby Richard Price's Travels with Tooy culminates with a series of reflections on a fundamental fissure that has persisted in the theorization of African American culture. On one side are those who stress African cultural continuity of various kinds, and on the other, those who argue for...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 February 2006) 10 (1): 94–99.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Ingrid M. Reneau Small Axe Incorporated 2006 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Da Inna Who Fa Mout’ Mi Tongue / In Whose Mouth is My Tongue: Writing As A Belizean American Ingrid M. Reneau “But Aunt...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 261–268.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2006 BOOK DISCUSSION: Black Empire Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962, Michelle Stephens. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0822335514 African American Manhood in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2012
... archive. His deployment of a formalist practice of representation offers a visual strategy that allows him to evade the many racist and tropicalizing visual clichés and stereotypes that burden North American depictions of the region. Burckhardt's interest in form and surface over content and depth draws...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 123–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dissention among European and Latin American intellectual supporters of Cuba's revolution. Castro's condemnation of “bourgeois intellectuals” became the basis of Fernández Retamar's essay, and Shakespeare's The Tempest best addressed the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed in Cuba and Latin...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 21–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Mary Gallagher Milan Kundera's claims In L'Art du roman (1986) that the European novel subsumes the American novel are implicitly contradicted by Édouard Glissant's study of `le roman des Amériques' in Le Discours antillais (1981). In Les Testaments trahis (1993), although Kundera relativizes the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 22–38.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rather rendered them unamplified and mute. The telethon focused on the emotionality of the American popular singers, and overwrote the story of the disaster with an American way of knowing, divorced entirely from Caribbean narratives, histories, and understandings. McAllister crystallizes connections...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 186–197.
Published: 01 July 2012
... reference to the teaching of art history. Chambers explores why certain subjects or disciplines must, apparently, have their content racially signified by prefixes, such as African American art, African diaspora art, and so on, while supposedly more elevated disciplines within art history are allowed to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 53–68.
Published: 01 July 2014
... modernity in Guyana. Specifically, it uses Mittelholzer's narrative as a means to approach these issues in environmental terms. The novel's amalgamation of Euro-American gothic tropes and Guyanese folklore, the author argues, registers the “bewitching” impact of the sugar industry on the socioecological...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 88–99.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Themes from this conversation include the roles of black subjects in English and American popular culture, the emergence of a new black aesthetic and poetics, and the centrality of the idea of difference to Hall's late-twentieth-century understanding of black identity and culture. The essay also...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the racialized “black” diasporic figure of African, Middle Eastern, Asian, South American, and Caribbean descent, now a significant urban population in Europe—are feeling the brunt of such regressive thinking. The contemporary backdrop for this essay emphasizes such contexts for future Caribbean...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” in Muñoz's work to the work of Antonio Benítez-Rojo, another Cuban/Cuban American scholar who has foregrounded the role of performance in the Caribbean. The author furthermore suggests how Muñoz's later critical work on subjectivity, sexuality, and evidence speaks to queer Dominican cultures...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 189–198.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “emptying” of racial difference has a long historical precedent in the Dominican territory. Second, it deepens Horn's remarks on the nineteenth century to suggest that it is difficult to limit the frame of Caribbean or hemispheric American scholarship to the twentieth century. © Small Axe, Inc. 2016...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Carter Mathes This article examines transnational circulations of Afro-Jamaican and African-American political culture during 1960s and 1970s (roughly encompassing Jamaican independence, the transitions between Black Power and post–Black-Power era United States, and the year of escalating political...