Speculative Blackness is here, and soon, I will be, too! I’m embarking on a mini-book tour of the East Coast. Some appearances will be readings, and some will be part of other events. But the one thing you can count on is books! And me. Two things. Unless you buy more than one copy of the book. Count on it.
andré carrington is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is currently Assistant Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts.
carrington’s writing has appeared in Souls, Present Tense, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Sounding Out!, Callaloo, African & Black Diaspora, Journal of the African Literature Association, Studio magazine for the Studio Museum in Harlem, and books including A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Art, Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. he is also a contributor to the forthcoming collections Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities and After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation.
With cartoonist Jennifer Camper, he co-founded the Queers & Comics international conference through CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York. He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Science Fiction, LGBT Literature, Comics, and Literary Theory. He’s also a birder.
Cover art for Speculative Blackness by Yvan Quinet.