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The Black Book Interactive Project Awarded American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Grant

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:05
Thanks to a Digital Extension Grant of $150,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Project on the History of Black Writing is advancing our Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP) and making more Black novels digitally available. Read more here. Congratulations to the BBIP team!    

Book Review: Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:30
[By: Christopher Peace] Lillvis, Kristen. Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination. University of Georgia Press, 2017. Kristen Lillvis’s  Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination explores posthumanism’s fusion of the body, flesh, gender and race through the works of various neo-slave narratives and contemporary performance artists. This “assemblage of ideas, material, and beings” speculates the future and positionality of the Black female imagination. Lillivis […]

“If I have seen far, it is because I am perched upon the shoulders of giants” – A Reflection

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:36
[by: Tony Harris] We are, quite likely, familiar with the statement, “If I have seen far, it is because I am perched upon the shoulders of giants.” Dr. Ward (HBW Board Member Emeritus) pinpoints seven of several pillars whose writing could be thought to undergird the work the Project on the History of Black Writing has accomplished throughout its 35-year existence. He notes also the […]

The College Language Association @ Chicago: A Place to Dream

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:53
[by: Morgan McComb] This year was my inaugural experience at the 78th Annual College Language Association convention. I was in constant awe—every panel I went to struck me as something new, expanding my horizons. But perhaps no panel stood at the center of the crossroads between scholarship and dynamic engagement with black literature and black history than the panel entitled “Chicago Dreamers: Literary and Life […]
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