James Baldwin Review

Volume 6

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review
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  • ISBN: 9781526153975
  • Publish Date: Sep 2020
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5397-5
    • Pages: 236
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: September 2020


    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 To Minimize the Bill That They Must Pay
    Justin A. Joyce

    Feature Essay:
    2 The Great Debate: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Civil Rights Revolution
    Nicholas Buccola

    3 "The Shape of the Wrath to Come": James Baldwin's Radicalism and the Evolution of His Thought on Israel
    Nadia Alahmed
    4 Birthing a New World: Black Women as Surrogates of Liberation in James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk
    Marquita R. Smith
    5 Chagrin d'amour: Intimacy, Shame, and the Closet in Giovanni's Room
    Monica B. Pearl

    Graduate Student Essay Award Winner:
    6 Baldwin's Kitchen: Food and Identity in His Life and Fiction
    Emily Na

    Graduate Student Essays:
    7 The Warrior and the Poet: On James Baldwin and the Many Roles in Revolution
    Nicholas Binford
    8 Baptism by History: Reading James Baldwin's Existential Hindsight in Go Tell It on the Mountain
    Miller Wilbourn

    9 The Disorder of Life: James Baldwin on My Shoulder
    Karen Thorsen

    Bibliographic Essay:
    10 Trends in Baldwin Criticism, 2016-17
    Joseph Vogel

    11 Symposium Review: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney," Knoxville, Tennessee, 19-21 February 2020
    D. Quentin Miller

    From the Field:
    12 Baldwin's Transatlantic Reverberations: Between "Stranger in the Village" and I Am Not Your Negro
    Jovita dos Santos Pinto, Noémi Michel, Patricia Purtschert, Paola Bacchetta, Vanessa Naef
    13 Rebranding James Baldwin and His Queer Others: A Session at the 2019 American Studies Association Conference
    Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Nicholas F. Radel, Nigel Hatton, & Ernest L. Gibson III


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

    Justin A. Joyce is Research Director at The New School, New York City

    Dwight A. McBride is President of The New School, New York City

    James Baldwin Review

    Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce, Dwight McBride

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