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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Simona Bertacco This essay weaves together translation and postcolonial literary studies to propose a translational model of reading for Caribbean literature. Translation and creolization provide the conceptual and aesthetic lens for reading Caribbean literary texts: If translation is an apt model...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Justin Izzo This essay develops an anthropological genealogy of the créolité literary project. Examining works by Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, the author studies how the créolistes read ethnography and the social sciences into a revitalized creole literary history...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Shalini Puri Reflecting on the methodology for the author's forthcoming book, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory , this essay argues for the importance of fieldwork in Caribbean literary and cultural studies and contributes to the development of a shared public...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and decolonial feminist discourses and ethics help us understand literary and cultural productions as insurgent practices that are central to tracking and reformulating notions of decoloniality and Afro-diasporic studies. Thinking from the position of the Afro-Atlantic hispanophone world offers...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 152–163.
Published: 01 July 2019
... literary studies Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 ...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 28–36.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Bonnie Thomas Rodney Saint-Éloi is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of Haitian origin, and yet his work is little studied in the academic world. Saint-Éloi, who was born in Haiti in 1963 and migrated to Montreal, Canada, in 2001, has maintained a long and distinguished career...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 123–131.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay examines important contributions made by Dixa Ramírez’s book Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (2018) to Dominican, Caribbean, and African diaspora literary and cultural studies. It argues...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... for the Caribbean archipelago. This special section interrogates the literary, intellectual, social, and political imaginaries provoked by the Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation with the aim of promoting comparative studies and dialogue among scholars working on these two different time periods...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 140–150.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the 2010 earthquake “occupies the center of the work” is thrown into question when her work is juxtaposed with literary narratives that feature Haitian girl protagonists, such as Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and Laura Wagner’s Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go. These narratives by Trouillot and Wagner...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Nancy Raquel Mirabal The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the premier center of African American and Afro-diasporic studies. Yet, as the literary scholar Vanessa Valdés argues, we know little of the center’s namesake and his drive to collect and establish a renowned archive...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Nalini Mohabir; Ronald Cummings This interview provides a rich account of Frank Birbalsingh’s experiences from his early life in colonial British Guiana in the early part of the twentieth century to his continuing work as a literary scholar and critic in diaspora. What is also revealed...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 218–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... think about ways of knowing (including subject positions, relationships, disciplines) in the Caribbean? How do we best think about ways of writing Caribbean culture (literary modes, social science modes), the languages needed to express what Bilby calls the “ineffable”? To what extent and in what ways...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christopher T. Bonner This essay interrogates the relationship between politics and literary genre in Marie Vieux Chauvet's Colère , the under-studied second movement of her trilogy Amour, colère, folie (1968). Specifically, it seeks to demonstrate that Chauvet's formation in theater is central...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 179–188.
Published: 01 November 2016
... identity formations through a transnational frame. 4 Furthermore, Masculinity after Trujillo illustrates the value of literary critique for the study of hegemonic and oppositional archives. I will follow Horn's invitation to move away from the dictator's body by moving away from the masculine...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... is an assistant professor of French studies at Brown University. Trained in anthropology and literary studies, he teaches classes on francophone African and Caribbean literature, politics, cinema, and cultural studies. He is currently completing a book manuscript that deals with the hybrid genre of “ethnographic...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 205–207.
Published: 01 October 2006
... in English at Duke University. His work has recently appeared in the Caribbean Review of Books and Indiana Review. Carolyn Cooper is professor of literary and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she teaches Caribbean, African, and African-American Literature. She...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 58–75.
Published: 01 July 2016
... sought reviewers outside of literary studies, but the direction of research and scholarship in the field was such that overlap was inevitable. For journal editors, the expectations of a rigorous review process include sourcing the experts in the field, managing journal submissions, proposing special...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 98–105.
Published: 01 July 2016
... for the platform, most of which corresponded more generally with the objectives of the Small Axe Project and a few that sprang specifically from my rootedness in Caribbean literary studies. These latter goals concerned (1) creating more space in the Small Axe critical milieu for Caribbean literature, for reviews...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American literature, American literature, the anglophone Caribbean, and gender and cultural studies. She is currently working on several articles and a book project on Jamaican Chinese literary and cultural production. L ara P utnam is a professor of Latin...