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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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, 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.
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.