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Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies

A Critical Anthology

Editors: Smith, Cassander L., Jones, Nicholas R, Grier, Miles (Eds.)

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  • Offers new ways of considering archive, method, geography, and temporality to inform the study and practice of black political struggle over time
  • Contributors address phenomena in Africa, Europe, and the Americas from a variety of disciplinary perspectives ranging from literature to history, anthropology to dance, and beyond
  • Interrogates to what extent black lives drove cultural and political developments and in spaces throughout a wider Atlantic world
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Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies brings into conversation two fields—Early Modern Studies and Black Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. This disconnect is the product of current scholarly assumptions about a lack of archival evidence that limits what we can say about those of African descent before modernity. This volume posits that the limitations are not in the archives, but in the methods we have constructed for locating and examining those archives. The essays that make up this volume offer new critical approaches to black African agency and the conceptualization of blackness in early modern literary works, historical documents, material and visual cultures, and performance culture. Ultimately, this critical anthology revises current understandings about racial discourse and the cultural contributions of black Africans in early modernity and in the present across the globe.

About the authors

Cassander L. Smith is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama, USA. Her publications include a monograph, Black Africans in the British Imagination: English Narratives of the Early Atlantic World (2016), and a co-edited volume, Teaching with Tension: Race, Reality, and Resistance in the Classroom (forthcoming).

Nicholas R. Jones is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Africana Studies at Bucknell University, USA. His publications include the forthcoming monograph Staging Habla de negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain and articles in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural StudiesArizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Review, among others.

Miles P. Grier is Assistant Professor of English at Queens College, CUNY, USA. He is finishing a book manuscript on Othello and the racialization of Atlantic literacy. His publications include essays in The William and Mary QuarterlyPolitics and Culture, and The Journal of Popular Music Studies, among others.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Contours of a Field

    Pages 1-12

    Smith, Cassander L. (et al.)

  • Maroons in the Montes: Toward a Political Ecology of Marronage in the Sixteenth-Century Caribbean

    Pages 15-35

    Rocha, Gabriel

  • Women/Animals/Slaves: Race and Sexuality in Wycherley’s The Country Wife

    Pages 37-61

    Higginbotham, Derrick

  • Choreographies of Trans-Atlantic Primitivity: Sub-Saharan Isolation in Black Dance Historiography

    Pages 65-82

    Terry, Esther J.

  • Ventriloquizing Blackness: Citing Enslaved Africans in the French Caribbean, c.1650–1685

    Pages 83-105

    Williard, Ashley

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies
Book Subtitle
A Critical Anthology
Editors
  • Cassander L. Smith
  • Nicholas R Jones
  • Miles Grier
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76786-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76786-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76785-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08288-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 244
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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