Monthly Archives: June 2017

#BlackPantherSoLit & more

Nothing brings a #blackademic back to the blog game like the trailer for the biggest movie of my Black-ass lifetime!

Over the past few weeks, between getting proofs for an article I’ve had in the works for a bit (let’s go ASAP/Journal) and seeing work I’ve done in print, it’s been a really great scholarly time!

You can read my article Spectacular Intimacies: Texture, Ethnicity, and a Touch of Black Cultural Politics in the “Black Scenes” issue of Souls journal (vol. 19, no. 2).

You can read my article Minor Miracles: Toward a Theory of Novelty in Aya of Yopougon in Lateral (vol. 6, no. 1), which features a special section on Cultural Studies and Intersectionality as Intellectual Practice! This piece has been in the works for some time, and it’s gone through quite a bit of reconsideration. I’m looking forward to seeing it put to use in Black and American Studies, queer studies, and comics studies.

Speaking of comics: Black Panther!

Wonder Woman, I’m really happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but Black Panther is about to be the biggest superhero movie of all time–all time!

The lasso is one of the coolest and most original things about Wonder Woman

Good god

Like every Black nerd, I am contractually obligated to react to the Black Panther trailer. All I have to say is: YES. Yes to all of this.

Also, I saw some birds, and I’m reading some books.

Eastern Towhee!

Yellow Warbler!

Osprey!

Willet!

Finally, here’s a preview of my summer reading. Check out Roy Christopher’s site soon to see what sound studies aficionados and other smarties are reading.  Continue reading