James Baldwin Review

Volume 3

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3133-1
  • Pages: 228
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: November 2017
  • BIC Category: Literature, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, USA: Civil Rights Movement, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American, Society & social sciences / Civil rights & citizenship, Literature & literary studies / General


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.


Introduction: In medias res, A Moment of Silence - Justin A. Joyce
1 "Esther Weren't No Harlot": Rape and Marriage in Go Tell It on the Mountain - Porter Nenon
2 Errant Kinship, Traveling Song: James Baldwin's Just Above My Head - Jenny M. James
3 "Something Unspeakable": James Baldwin and the "Closeted-ness" of American Power - David C. Jones
4 James Baldwin, Lionel Trilling, American Studies, and the Freudian Tragic - Jay Garcia
5 Disturbing the Peace of "Two Not So Very Different" Countries: James Baldwin and Fritz Raddatz - Gianna Zocco
6 "Who's the Nigger Now?": Rhetoric and Identity in James Baldwin's Revolution from Within Davis W. Houck
Graduate Student Essay Award
7 Time to Tell - Dennis Ray Knight Jr.
8 The Process of Writing a Book about Baldwin's Self-Exile in Saint-Paul de Vence - Jules B. Farber
9 Queering I Am Not Your Negro: or Why We Need James Baldwin More Than Ever - Robert J. Corber
Multi-Media Feature
10 Remembering Sedat Pakay 1945-2016 - David Leeming and Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Bibliographic Essay
11 Trends in James Baldwin Criticism 2010-13 - D. Quentin Miller
12 "He Gave Me the Words": An Interview with Raoul Peck - Leah Mirakhor


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

Justin A. Joyce is Research Associate at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Dwight A. McBride is Dwight A. McBride is Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

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