Our final issue of 2018, “Returnings,” is now available. Featuring cover art by artist and teacher John Jennings, the issue includes an interview with Jennings that was conducted by Stephanie L. Batiste, Mary Anne Boelcskevy, and Shireen K. Lewis. Their discussion focuses on Jennings’s process of co-creating the 2018 Eisner Award-winning graphic novelization of Octavia Butler’s Kindred and includes unused draft panels and alternative covers. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post of additional unpublished images.
The issue also includes “Revisiting the Gomez Imperative: Exchanging Our Country Marks and the Africana Studies Tradition, ASWAD, 2017” by Monique Bedasse, “Organized Disorder: The New York City Jail Rebellion of 1970” by Orisanmi Burton, “Blackness and Becoming: Édouard Glissant’s Retour” by Louis Chude-Sokei, and “The Political Legacy of Thabo Mbeki” by Sanya Osha. The editor’s note, “Black Studies Post-Janus,” was written by TBS associate editor Jonathan Fenderson.
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Upcoming 2019 issues include…
- Black Queer and Trans* Aesthetics
- Black Masculinities and the Matter of Vulnerability
- Black Performance issues 1 & 2
Our 2020 volume, which is also our 50th anniversary volume, is slated to include…
- At the Limits of Desire: Black Radical Pleasure (call for papers can be found here)
- Black Girls and Girlhood (call for papers can be found here)
- Death of Black Studies?
- And more…