Friday, May 24, 2013

Black Studies Readings for AALCI in June 2013

Next month, at the University of Texas San Antonio, I'll work with fellows in the African American Literatures and Cultures Institute, a program founded and directed by literary scholar and all-around-extraordinaire Joycelyn Moody. I handle the day-to-day seminar duties and reading assignments for the program.

Here are, for the most part, the works we'll read.

• Alexander, Michelle. from The New Jim Crow
• Anderson, Elijah. "Emmett and Trayvon: How racial prejudice in America has changed in the last sixty years"
• Bambara, Toni Cade. From The Black Woman: An Anthology
Black Panther Party Platforms 1966 & 1972
Black poetry packet
Black poetry: A timeline, 1854 - 2013
Combahee River Collective Statement
Diagram of the Slave ship Brooks 
• DuBois, W. E. B. “On Being Crazy.”
• -----, Tom Pomplun, and Kyle Baker. “On Being Crazy.”
• Fryer, Roland. “Acting White”
• Gladwell, Malcolm. "Creation Myth"
• -----. "Small Change"
• -----. "The Tweaker"
• Harris, Trudier. “Black Nerds”
• Johnson, Charles. "The Transmission"
Keywords List
• Knight, Keith. from Are We Feeling Safer Yet?
• Longman, Phillip. “To Live Longer, Move to a New Zip Code
• Malcolm X “Message to the Grassroots
• McGruder, Aaron. Aaron. from A Right to Be Hostile
• Middleton, Harris. The Black Book
• Morrison, Toni. “Behind the Making of the Black Book"
• Nelson, Alondra. "Afrofuturism: Past Future Vision"
• Patton, Stacey. "Black Studies: 'Swaggering Into the Future"
• Randall, Alice. "Black Women and Fat"
• Rediker, Marcus From The Slave Ship: A Human History
• Reed, Ishmael. "Flight to Canada"
• Rooks, Noliwe. "Do Black Women Really Want to Be Fat?"
• Rose, Tricia. From The Hip Hop Wars
• Sawyer, Keith. From Explaining Creativity
• Schuessler, Jennifer. “Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate
• Shenk, David. “The 32 Million Word Gap
• Trethewey, Natasha. “Native Guard.”
• Whitehead, Colson. "A Psychotronic Childhood: Learning from B-movies"
• Wilson, William J. "The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males"

Black Studies Readings for AALCI in June 2012

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