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sx archipelagos Seeks Digital Scholarship for May 2017 Issue

12 February 2017

sx archipelagos, the most recent born-digital publishing platform of the Small Axe Project, seeks mid-stage digital scholarship for peer review and public launch. We invite Caribbean-focused digital humanities projects currently under development to participate in our unique single-blind evaluation process and to be included as featured content in the journal's May 2017 issue.

The Landscape of Desire

25 January 2017
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Caribbean artists discuss ideas of a queer diaspora
by guest blogger, Andre Bagoo

Think of the Caribbean diaspora and you think of people, linked by a common home, history or race, scattered across nations. But is there room to also think of sexuality as another thing that links us across boundaries? Is there a space for the idea of a queer diaspora, a landscape of desire beyond ideas of nationhood? Is there room for all in this home?

Coming Out, Coming Home

18 January 2017
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Ground-breaking exhibition of queer Caribbean art at Belfast
by guest blogger, Andre Bagoo

No matter what country you are from, one thing we all remember is playing with our parents’ stuff as kids. Boys put on their mother’s heels; girls walk in daddy’s big shoes. Jorge Pineda’s installation Giguapa returns us to those early moments of freedom.

David Scott receives Distinguished Editor prize

5 January 2017
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Please join us in congratulating David Scott whose editing of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism has been recognized by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals as the winner of its Distinguished Editor prize. There will be an award ceremony at the upcoming Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia this week. You can read more about the prize here

Praise for Small Axe:

Thinking in and through the digital turn in Caribbean studies: The Caribbean Digital III

21 December 2016
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The Small Axe Project held the third installment of its Caribbean Digital event on Friday, 2 December 2016 at Columbia University’s Maison Française.  Conceptualized and organized by Alex Gil, Kaiama L. Glover, and Kelly Baker Josephs, The Caribbean Digital began convening annually in 2014 to focus on the digital sphere as praxis—exploring the exciting innovations and opportunities as well as the challenges the digital presents in the field of Caribbean Studies.

2016 Small Axe Literary Competition

10 November 2016

Winners, runners-up and shortlist

It is our pleasure to announce the 2016 Small Axe Literary Competition winners and runners-up in the short fiction and poetry categories. The works of these artists will be published in Small Axe 53, July 2017.

Celebrate Small Axe at ASA in Denver

4 November 2016
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Please join us on Friday, 18 November 2016 for a reception celebrating 20 years of Small Axe.

When: Friday, 18 November 2016 from 4:00pm-5:30pm 

Where: At the Duke University Press booths (204-206) in the exhibit hall at the American Studies Association meeting in Denver, Colorado

Come meet the Editor, David Scott, and other members of the Small Axe Project. There will be a wine and cheese reception with Small Axe posters and tote bags as giveaway items. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

What Is Journal Work?: A Small Axe Conversation

15 October 2016

On Friday, 16 September 2016, the Small Axe community gathered at the Sulzberger Parlor at Barnard College to celebrate fifty issues of Small Axe by convening a series of panels interrogating the function and place of journal work among Caribbean academics and beyond.

Nijah Cunningham Receives Costen Postdoctoral Fellowship

26 September 2016

Nijah Cunningham, coordinator of the Small Axe Project, has received the Costen Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Princeton University Society of Fellows—a three-year term in residence where he will pursue research in the departments of English and African American Studies, while teaching half time as a faculty fellow in the Mathey College. This appointment will see Cunningham engage with the Princeton University Society of Fellows’ dedication to interrogating novel and interdisciplinary approaches to both scholarship and teaching.

What is Journal Work? A Small Axe Conversation

16 September 2016
What is Journal Work? poster

Please join us! Friday, 16 September 2016

This year, 2016, Small Axe turns twenty years old. And this year too, our fiftieth issue was published. We are not big on celebrations, it is true, but to mark the occasion we are organizing a roundtable conversation around the theme “What Is Journal Work?” We have invited editors (or founders) of notable journal platforms to help us think about the distinctive work (in all its dimensions) of journals in intellectual and artistic innovation and intervention.