Monday, December 26, 2011

A Notebook on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of our most important commentators on race, black history, politics, and consciousness. As a blogger for The Atlantic, he is in a visible enough position to facilitate all kinds of important conversations about African American ideas and political thought.

In addition to his important blogging work, Coates's memoir The Beautiful Struggle about his experiences growing up in Baltimore in the late 1970s and 1980s has become a central text for my classes.  

2016
• December 29: Teaching an African American Literature course on Ta-Nehisi Coates in fall 2016
• August 29: Divergent receptions: Ta-Nehisi Coates & Colson Whitehead 
• August 16: An African American literature course on Ta-Nehisi Coates
• August 4: Toni Morrison & Ta-Nehisi Coates, then Oprah Winfrey & Colson Whitehead: Notes on Book History
• June 29: Henry Dumas, the Black Panther comic book, and Ta-Nehisi Coates  
• June 20: Justice Sonia Sotomayor channels black studies  
• May 29: Black men writers and creativity, 1995 - 2016
• May 22: Variant covers for Black Panther #1
• May 19: "Meccas are multitudes": Tressie McMillan Cottom and HBCUs
• May 19: 6 notable reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me
• May 19: Critiques re: absence of black women in Between the World and Me
• May 18: Ta-Nehisi Coates's audiences of black boys and young black men
• May 17: Women's Work, Between the World and Me & accumulated knowledge 
• May 16: Sharing resources on Between the World and Me
• May 7: The multiple people referenced in Between the World and Me  
• April 26: Notations for a common reading experience of Ta-Nehisi Coates 
• April 5: Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther 
• March 20: Common Read Projects and Between the World and Me 
• March 19: The curious minds of Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates

2015
• December 27: Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates (while black) in 2015
• October 18: Reading patterns, Digital Culture, and Ta-Nehisi Coates 
• July 30: From Baldwin to Morrison & Coates: a brief history of endorsements
• July 14: Notes on coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me
• July 11: Pre-publication activities: Colson Whitehead and Ta-Nehisi Coates 
• June 26: Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates and "Between the World and Me"
• June 15: Between Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Ta-Nehisi Coates

2014 
• December 31: The (Continuing) Rise of Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2014
• May 22: Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "The Case for Reparations"
• April 1: The Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates on black men and culture of poverty

2013
• October 5: From Cornel West to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Shifts in the idea of Black Male Public Intellectuals
• July 1: Ta-Nehisi Coates, those Chicago guys, and consciousness
• April 29: A Golden Age of Inspiration for Black Men Writers, 1977 - 1997 
• February 27: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aaron McGruder & the Kitchen Sink
• January 28: Toward an Intellectual History of Ta-Nehisi Coates on Brain Injury
• January 28: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Coverage of CTE (Brain Injury) and the NFL

2012
• October 31: The Ta-Nehisi Coates Model; or, the possibility of a Diversity Plan like The Atlantic's 
• August 26: What the "best [black] writer of a generation" tag means 
• August 26:  The coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Fear of a Black President" essay
• August 25: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Colson Whitehead, and support for "sprawling" black writing
• April 12: Ta-Nehisi Coates & Trymaine Lee on Trayvon Martin
• March 28: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing/Blogging as Learning, Exploratory Experiences
• March 24:  A Notebook on the Trayvon Martin Case
• March 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Coverage of Trayvon Martin
• March 18: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Coverage of Trayvon Martin
• January 29: Black Boys and the Golden Age of Hip Hop 
• January 28: Black Boys, Imagination & Dungeons and Dragons
• January 23: Black Boys, Imagination, and Star Wars

2011
• December 14: The Empowering Possibilities of Black Boys Writing, Reciting Rhymes 
• December 10: Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Black Scholar
• November 22: A Preliminary List on Black Men & Consciousness 
• August 11: Witnessing Good Writers Become Better: T. Coates & C. Whitehead
• May 20: Four Contemporary Black Male Writers & Their Fathers
• March 29: A Civil War Nerd Energizes Black Studies @ SIUE
• March 29: Reflections on the Ta-Nehisi Coates visit
• March 25: Building Consciousness Preview
• March 20: 10 Reasons to Check out Ta-Nehisi Coates Presentation
• March 20: Black Public Thinking: The Case of Ta-Nehisi Coates
• March 20: Black Writing & Community: More on Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Golden Horde
• March 16: TNC, The Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 8
• March 9: TNC, The Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 7
• March 6: 10 Articles by Ta-Nehisi Coates
• March 2: TNC, The Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 6 
• February 23: TNC, The Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 5
• February 16: TNC, the Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 4
• February 9: TNC, the Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 3
• February 2: TNC, the Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 2
• February 1: Ta-Nehisi Coates the blogger vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates the memoirist
• January 26: T. Coates's Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 1
• January 25: What Will Black Writing Be?

2010
• July 28: The Limits of "Conversations about Race"
• July 15: Black men and verbal skills
• January 21: Molding Responsible, Educated Black Men
• January 3: Literary Commentary in Unexpected Places 

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