Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Notebook on Black Intellectual Histories

For some time now, I've been thinking about black intellectual histories and the work of select scholars and artists related to ideas and thought processes. I first became aware of the notion of "black public intellectuals" during the late 1990s when I was an undergraduate at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. My views on intellectuals and notions of intellectual work have moved in various directions over the years. 

I recently realized that I've been blogging enough about the subject of black intellectualism to start one of my online notebooks here. What follows is a list of some of the entries:

Entries

2017
• October 11: The rise of black journalists during those eight years
• August 27: Other ways of understanding Afrofuturism
• August 9: From the black aesthetic to black aesthetics to form

2016
• June 20: Justice Sonia Sotomayor channels black studies 
• June 1: Debates and tensions in Black Studies

2015
• May 22: Black Poetry Debates: tracking histories of tension, vs., and questions

2014
• March 12: Black Studies vs. Black (literary) Studies

2013
• February 13: Mark Anthony Neal's Future Histories
• February 10: From hip hop scholars to black public intellectuals
• February 9: From Black Public Intellectuals to Black Media Commentators
• February 4: Coverage of Black Public Intellectuals, 1995 - 1998
• February 3: Popular Publications by Black Public Intellectuals, 1981 - 1999
• February 3: Were the 1990s a Golden Age for (some) Black Public Intellectuals?

2012
• December 31: Jayne Cortez, Black Arts Poetry, Jazz, and Intellectual Traditions  
• December 29: The intellectual histories of black poetry
• November 23: The Profound Intellect of Lucille Clifton 
• August 26: A Timeline on Black Public Intellectuals, 1981 - 1994
• August 6: Creative communities of poet-scholars & essayist-poets
• August 5: 15 Scholarly Books on African American Poetry 
• August 4:  James Smethurst's exceptionally thorough Black Arts Work  
• August 1: Lovalerie King, a quiet, leading force in African American Literature 
• July 1: When Black Bookstores Disappear 
• June 20: Those Underground Public Archives 
• June 12: Collected & Selected Works of Black Women Poets
• June 10: The Collected Works (Readers) of Black Scholars  
• June 8: The Mis-Education of the Negro [Book Covers]
• June 2: Tricia Rose and the Rise of Hip Hop Scholarship
• June 1: Tricia Rose at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis
• April 22: Walking 100 City Blocks in New York City
• April 16: What if we view Black Women Poets as Public Intellectuals?  
• April 14: Houston Baker, Jerry W. Ward, and the title of my Black Arts book
• April 14: Jazz to Hip Hop: A Genre Shift in Black Intellectual History 
• April 13: Why the late 1990s Coverage of Black Public Intellectuals Still Matters 
• April 10: The Ghost of Harold Cruse's "Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" 
• April 8: Black Thought2.0 Conference

• April 8: Toward a History of Black Digital Intellectual Histories
• April 8: Mark Anthony Neal Shares His Audience
• April 8
: Trayvon Martin and Persona (Poem) Moments
• March 28: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing/Blogging as Learning, Exploratory Experiences
 
• March 21: The Writer-Scholar & Twitter: The Case of Mark Anthony Neal  
• March 5: Discovering Aaron McGruder & The Boondocks in 1999  
• February 2: Black Studies @ SIUE and Music 
• January 29: Black Boys and the Golden Age of Hip Hop 
January 28: Black Boys, Imagination & Dungeons and Dragons 
• January 24: Zombie movies, black boys & imagination
• January 23: Black Boys, Imagination, and Star Wars
• January14: From Major Poets to Major Public Intellectuals  
• January 12: bell hooks, the poet 

2011
December 13: Two Black Women Graduate Students Shaping Intellectual & Cultural Life at SIUE    
• October 20: Knowledge-building Images from the Exhibit
• October 15: Black Verse: An Exhibit
• September 30: Reginald Dwayne Betts's 'Big Word' Love Poem & the Poetry Podcast
• September 13: Poets as Essayists During the Black Arts Era
• July 30: Jill Scott & Erykah Badu: From Spoken Word to R&B
• July 29: Black Women Writers Born between 1928-1939
June 28: The Remarkable Ingenuity (and indifference) of Amiri Baraka
July 25: A Poet, A Rapper, and His Notebooks       
• July 25: Spoken Word Poetry & Black Intellectual Histories 
• July 17: Huey Freeman as Black Public Intellectual? 
• July 16: 8 Lessons, Insights from the Sonia Sanchez Seminar  
• June 1: Toward a Recent Intellectual History of Consciousness in Rap: Jay Electronica
May 28: Four Contemporary Black Male Writers & Their Fathers 
• May 4: From Popular Black Poets to Public Intellectuals: Elizabeth Alexander
• April 28: Watching an Artist at Work: Notes on Torkwase Dyson
• April 27: The Boondocks, and uhh, Black Studies
• April 21: Tyler Perry vs. Spike Lee: How it Could be Good for Them...and Us
• April 18: The Coverage of Manning Marable and Malcolm X
• April 14: The West vs. Sharpton Debate in Historical Context
April 11: Manning Marable, the 1950s & Black Public Intellectuals      
• March 22: Why the Birth Years of Black Poets Matter
March 20: Black Public Thinking: The Case of Ta-Nehisi Coates   
February 25: Huey Freeman vs. Intellectual Solitude
•  February 16: TNC, the Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 4
February 9: TNC, the Beautiful Struggle, Chp. 3  

2010 
• December 18: The Trouble with Histories of Black Poetry
• December 7: Intellectual Sagas of Black Men at SIUE
• October 9: Black Theater at the EBR Reading Room
• September 15: Struggling with The Boondocks & Intellectualism
July 19: Another Wright Connection 
• June 14: Huey vs. Riley
May 22: This NYC Journey
  May 12: Black Studies @ Strand Bookstore
• April 27: A Writer-Reader on James Baldwin 
• January 21: Molding Responsible, Educated Black Men
• January 2: Black Men and MLA 

2009 
November 18: Militant Black Boys
• October 19: The Economics of Black Studies, Pt. 1 
October 12: The X Effect 
• October 6: The Politics of Academic Standards 
October 3: More on the Triple Front
September 26: Considering a Triple Front 
May 5: Black Studies Writing New York
March 25: Remembering John Hope Franklin
April 24: Race, Illustration, and Intellectualism
January 21: Literature, Basketball, and Obama 

2008 
December 1: Engaging African American Intellectual, Academic Interests

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