Seminar on James Baldwin: A Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for my fall 2021 course on James Baldwin, which focuses exclusively on his non-fiction work. The course description is as follows: This is a seminar on James Baldwin’s non-fiction, tracing his development of thought from early musings on Harlem, poverty, and racism to the late reflections on violence, antiblackness, and the compulsion of the United States

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Reply to Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez’s review of Glissant and the Middle Passage

This is a really thoughtful and interesting review. I appreciate it so much because it engages with the possibilities of my book, but also asks some key questions - critical in formulation, though, honestly, I think they’re more a matter of clarification. It’s interesting to read readers. They find ways that your book might be significant (Miguel does that here

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Conversation with J. Kameron Carter on Glissant and the Middle Passage

The Hutchins Center at Harvard University posted the recording of my conversation with J. Kameron Carter about my book Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, Abyss. Here it is, in case you want to listen in. I loved the conversation. In particular, I liked how the discussion moved into what I think is my coming contributions to thinking philosophy

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