Series Editor: William Boelhower, University of Louisiana, USA
This series joins with the journal Atlantic Studies in providing an international forum for research on historical, cultural, and literary issues arising within the new, disciplinary matrix of the circumatlantic world. In particular, it seeks to foster a transcultural dialogue between the two hemispheres, among the nations of Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The series editors invite the work of scholars from many disciplines--history, cultural studies, critical theory, and literature--who seek to probe the highly critical space of the Atlantic, centered not on a single nation or land mass but on a new cosmopolitan interchange of ships and peoples, cultures and texts, ideas and tools.
Sugar and Obeah
This book develops a theory of a Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary by exploring the ways two colonial texts represent the consciousnesses of Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans at two crucial points marking respectively the origins and demise of slavocratic systems in the West Indies. Focusing on...
Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge
Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections
This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices, and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history....
Published March 13th 2008 by Routledge
(En)Gendering Literature and Performance
This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African...
To Be Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge
Culture, Intellectuals, and Policies in the Mid-Twentieth Century
In this volume, essays by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic open new perspectives on the construction of the "Atlantic community" during World War II and the early Cold War years. Based on original approaches bringing together diplomatic history and the history of culture and ideas, the book...
Published April 25th 2010 by Routledge
Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...
Published November 10th 2009 by Routledge
Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson
Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate -- white speculative genres and black literary-cultural...
Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge
Reading Between Literature and History
Many African diasporic novelists and poets allude to or cite archival documents in their writings, foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their literary texts, and revising the material remnants of the archive. This book reads black historical novels and poetry in an...
Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge