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09.17.2021

Becoming Julia de Burgos now translated into Spanish

17 September 2021
becoming julia burgos spanish cover

Adapted from University of Illinois Press

sx managing editor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario's book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon has been translated into Spanish by Isabel Zapata. Becoming Julia de Burgos was the first book-length study of the poet written in English. Pérez-Rosario examines poet and political activist Julia de Burgos's development as a writer, her experience of migration, and her legacy in New York City, the poet's home after 1940.

sx editorial committee member Andil Gosine wins award for first book

14 August 2021
Book cover of Nature’s Wild by Andil Gosine

We congratulate our editorial committee member Andil Gosine for receiving the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award. His winning book, Nature's Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean, will be published in September 2021 by Duke University Press.

sx 64 is now available!

28 May 2021
sx64 cover

Includes essays by Yohann C. Ripert, Katey Castellano and Sarah Phillips Casteel. Editorial committee member Aaron Kamugisha  guest-edits our special section "On Caribbean Intellectual History," which features essays by Anne Eller, Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi, Margo Groenewoud, Monique Bedasse and Marlene L. Daut. The work of St. Martin audiovisual artist Deborah Jack graces our front cover and her series "what is the value of what if it doesn't quench our thirst for . . ." features as our visual essay.

Earth, World, Ethics: Conversations in Black and Caribbean Studies

27 April 2021
Earth, World, Ethics

For "Earth, World, Ethics: Conversations in Black and Caribbean Studies," the hosts asked participants to consider several thematics and questions, which the hosts locate in Black Critical Theory, Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, and Caribbean Poetics. How do we conceive of various formulations of disposability, life, nature, and the earth, against the apocalyptic tendencies in the discourses of the Anthropocene? What do we do with the category of the human vis-à-vis the senses—the senses and blackness, the senses and indigeneity, the senses and the elements?