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 editor invites 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.
Diasporic Women’s Writing of the Black Atlantic (En)Gendering Literature and Performance
By Wendy W. Walters
August 23, 2018
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 ...
By Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Esther Álvarez-López
August 23, 2018
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 ...
By Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp
April 23, 2015
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...
By Marco Mariano
April 23, 2015
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...
By Keith Sandiford
February 27, 2015
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 ...
By Ingrid Thaler
July 03, 2014
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 ...
By Annalisa Oboe, Anna Scacchi
July 14, 2010
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....