James Baldwin Review

Volume 2

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2198-1
  • Pages: 204
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: December 2016
  • BIC Category: LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American, Society & social sciences / Civil rights & citizenship, Literature & literary studies / General, Literature, USA: Civil Rights Movement, Biography, Literature & Literary studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights


The James Baldwin Review (JBR) is an annual journal that brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. The James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin; catalyze explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin's writing and political activism; and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

It is the aim of the James Baldwin Review to provide a vibrant and multidisciplinary forum for the international community of Baldwin scholars, students, and enthusiasts.


If the first volume of JBR is any indication, then the editors have indeed assembled a vibrant and lively collection of powerful scholarship that demonstrates the vitality of Baldwin's ideas and the continuing resonance of his work today.
African American Intellectual History Society


Introduction: Lorem Ipsum Paris - Justin A. Joyce, Douglas Field, and Dwight A. McBride
1 I've Got a Testimony: James Baldwin and the Broken Silences of Black Queer Men - McKinley E. Melton
2 "To Crush the Serpent": James Baldwin, the Religious Right, and the Moral Minority - Joseph Vogel
3 Possessing History and American Innocence: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Jr., and the 1965 Cambridge Debate - Daniel Robert McClure
4 The Struggle of Integration: James Baldwin and Melanie Klein in the Context of Black Lives Matter - David W. McIvor
5 Watching Time: James Baldwin and Malcolm X - Mikko Tuhkanen
Graduate Student Essay Award
6 The Uses of Race and Religion: James Baldwin's Pragmatist Politics in The Fire Next Time - Courtney Ferriter
7 James Baldwin: Biographical Dispatches on a Freedom Writer - Phillip Luke Sinitiere
8 Relatively Conscious: The Enduring Rage of Baldwin and the Education of a White Southern Baptist Queer -Jon-Marc McDonald
Multi-Media Feature
9 Jimmy's Songs: Listening over James Baldwin's Shoulder - Ed Pavlic
Bibliographic Essay
10 Trends in James Baldwin Criticism 2001-10 - Lynn Orilla Scott
Conference Review
11 The Public James Baldwin - Herb Boyd


Douglas Field is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century American Literature at the University of Manchester

Justin A. Joyce is Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Dwight A. McBride is Professor of African American Studies, English and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

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