James Baldwin Review

Volume 7

Edited by Douglas Field, Justin Joyce and Dwight McBride

James Baldwin Review

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6277-9
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: September 2021
  • BIC Category: Film history, theory & criticism, Human rights, civil rights, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights, LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American, The arts / Film theory & criticism, Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, Literature & literary studies / Literature: history & criticism, 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.


Walk with the Wind
Justin A. Joyce

Feature Essay:
"Indisputably Available": The Texture-Gendered, Sexual, Violent-of James Baldwin's Southern Silences
Ed Pavlic

"Finding Work for The Devil" Special Section on Baldwin and Film
curated by Robert Jackson
Introduction: James Baldwin and Film Beyond the American Century
Robert Jackson
The Disorder of Life: James Baldwin on My Shoulder, Part Two
Karen Thorsen
The Devil Finds Work: A Hollywood Love Story (as Written by James Baldwin)
D. Quentin Miller
Another Cinema: James Baldwin's Search for a New Film Form
Hayley O'Malley
Everybody's Protest Cinema: Baldwin, Racial Melancholy, and the Black Middle Ground
Peter Lurie

Graduate Student Essay Award Winner:
"In the Name of Love": Black Queer Feminism and the Sexual Politics of Another Country
Matty Hemming

James Baldwin in the Fire This Time: A July 2020 Conversation with Bill V. Mullen, the author of James Baldwin: Living in Fire (2019)
William Maxwell and Bill Mullen
How Long Blues: An Interview with Jim Campbell
Douglas Field and Justin A. Joyce
White Lies Matter: Begin Again, a Review Essay
Herb Boyd

Creative Non-Fiction
The Fire Inside
Aleksander Motturi, Translated by Kira Josefsson
Baldwin's Perfect Storm
Maureen Kelleher

Cheryl Wall, In Memoriam
Edited by Cora Kaplan

Bibliographic Essay:
Trends in Baldwin Criticism, 2017-19
Terrance Dean


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

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