Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: American Cultural Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the best books in American Cultural Studies published between 2010 and 2019. While the … Continue reading Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: American Cultural Studies

Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Fantasy Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the ten best books in Fantasy Studies published between 2010 and 2019. Of course, … Continue reading Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Fantasy Studies

John Brown’s Body at 160

Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity. — Race Traitor, Winter 1999 John Brown and the flag of the Underground Railroad, 1846 Harper's ferry 160 years ago today, on October 16, 1859, the militant abolitionist John Brown, an important organizer of the Underground Railroad, led a raid of black and white men on Harper's Ferry, … Continue reading John Brown’s Body at 160

Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

Compiled by Sean Guynes (2018-Present) and Martin Lund (2018-2019) Whiteness. You know what it is. Either you have benefited from its privileges, have been caught at its ragged edges, or have suffered under its thumb. It is a central problem of modernity, a human rights concern of contemporary life. Whiteness must be abolished. Writers, activists, … Continue reading Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

CFP: Whiteness and the American Superhero

Call for Chapters WHITENESS AND THE AMERICAN SUPERHERO Co-edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund American superhero comics have a problem with race, and especially with their own overwhelming—albeit often unspoken—whiteness. Recent decades have seen increasing interest in diversity of all kinds from comics publishers, and in the past few years comics scholars have sought to … Continue reading CFP: Whiteness and the American Superhero