James Baldwin Review

Volume 4

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3176-8
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: October 2018
  • BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, Society & social sciences / Civil rights & citizenship, LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American, Literature, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, USA: Civil Rights Movement


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. 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.


Introduction: "Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition": At Home in the Life and Work of James Baldwin - Douglas Field
1. "So Sensual, So Languid, and So Private": James Baldwin's American South - Jeff Fallis
2. Kairotic Time, Recognition, and Freedom in James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain - Robert Z. Birdwell
3. Sonic Living: Space and the Speculative in James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" - Maleda Belilgne
4. Black Meets Black: Encounters in America - Dagmawi Woubshet
5. "You have to get to where you are before you can see where you've been": Searching for Black Queer Domesticity at Chez Baldwin - Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Graduate Student Essay Award
6. My Dear White Sister: Self-examining White Privilege and the Myth of America - Keely Shinners
7. There is No Texting at James Baldwin's Table - Lindsey R. Swindall
8. Losing Real Life: James Baldwin and the Ethics of Trauma - Mikko Tuhkanen
Bibliographic Essay
9. Trends in Baldwin Criticism, 2013-2015 - Ernest Gibson
10. "I Live a Hope Despite My Knowing Better": James Baldwin in Conversation with Fritz J. Raddatz (1978) - Gianna Zocco


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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