James Baldwin Review

Volume 5

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4319-8
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: September 2019
  • BIC Category: Literature, Twentieth Century 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


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.


1 Introduction: Celebrating Our Current "Baldwin Moment" - Dwight A. McBride
Feature Essay
2 The Magician's Serpent: Race and the Tragedy of American Democracy - Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
3 What "No Chart Can Tell Us": Ordinary Intimacies in Emerson, Du Bois, and Baldwin - Prentiss Clark
4 Strangers in the Village: James Baldwin, Teju Cole, and Glenn Ligon - Monika Gehlawat
Graduate Student Essay Award
5 Beyond Understanding: James Baldwin's Pragmatist Aesthetics - Rohan Ghatage
Multi-Media Feature
6 Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin's America - Makeda Best
7 Sitting at Baldwin's Table - Lindsey R. Swindall
8 Baldwin This Time: An Excerpt from Bill V. Mullen's New Biography, James Baldwin: Living in Fire, and an Interview with the Author - Bill V. Mullen
9 "We can love one another in other ways": Collaborating with James Baldwin on a Screenplay of
Giovanni's Room - Michael Raeburn
Bibliographic Essay
10 Trends in James Baldwin Criticism, 2015-16 - Jenny M. James
11 "Oceans of Love": A Review of Hilton Als' God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin - Leah Mirakhor
12 Romancing Beale Street - Robert J. Corber
13 A Star-Cross'd Nation: If Beale Street Could Talk, 2019 - Bill Schwarz
From the Field
14 James Baldwin: Interventions: A Session at the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention - Robert Jackson, Sharon P. Holland, and Shawn Salvant


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 Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

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