F20 Black Atlantic: Resources, Pedagogy, and Scholarship on the 18th Century Black Atlantic

Final Project Draft & Action Plan

Action Plan:
  1. Finish reviewing all selected texts.
  2. Select digital website of blog platform. 
  3. Develop website template.
  4. Draft introduction for project.
  5. Add, annotate, organize, and tag texts.
  6. Come up with title for project.
  7. Finalize project and post to Scalar author page. 

For my digital compilation of Black Atlantic theoretical texts and criticism on diasporic Black women’s humor, I have compiled the following list of relevant texts to be added to whatever platform I choose, annotated, organized, and tagged. 

Tag: Black Atlantic Theory
Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Harvard University Press, 1993.

Baucom, Ian. "Charting the 'Black Atlantic.'" Postmodern Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, 1997.

Dubois, Laurent, and Julius S. Scott, eds. Origins of the Black Atlantic. Routledge, 2013.

Gordon, Edmund T., and Mark Anderson. "The African Diaspora: Toward an Ethnography of Diasporic Identification." Journal of American Folklore, 1999, pp. 282-296.

Chrisman, Laura. “Journeying to Death: Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic.” Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism, and Transnationalism, pp. 73-88, 2003.

Rice, Alan. Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic. A&C Black, 2003.

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe. "Rewriting the African Diaspora: Beyond the Black Atlantic." African Affairs, vol. 104, no. 414, 2005, pp. 35-68.

Barson, Tanya, and Peter Gorschl├╝ter, eds. Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. Tate Liverpool, 2010.

Gates Jr, Henry Louis. Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora. Civitas Books, 2010.

Goyal, Yogita. Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Dubois, Laurent, and Julius S. Scott, eds. Origins of the Black Atlantic. Routledge, 2013.

Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Duke University Press, 2016.

Tag: Black Atlantic Humor
Dance, Daryl. "Wit and Humor in the Slave Narratives." Journal of Afro-American Issues (1977).

Watkins, MelOn the Real Side: Laughing, Lying, and Signifying: The Underground Tradition of African-American Humor that Transformed American Culture from Slavery to Richard Pryor. Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Dance, Daryl Cumber. Honey Hush!An Anthology of African American Women’s Humor. Norton, 1998.

Gordon, Dexter B. “Humor in African American Discourse: Speaking of Oppression”. Journal of Black Studies, vol. 29, no. 2, 1998, pp. 254-76.

Watkins, Mel. On the real side: A History of African American Comedy from Slavery to Chris Rock. Chicago Review Press, 1999.

Watkins, Mel, ed. African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today. Chicago Review Press, 2002.

Beatty, Paul. Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. Bloomsbury, 2008.

Carpio, Glenda. Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Williams, Dana A., ed. African American Humor, Irony and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Bailey, Constance. "Fight the Power: African American Humor as a Discourse of Resistance." Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 36, no. 4, 2012.

Parent, Emmanuel. "Diaspora, Essentialism, and Black Humor: Echoes of Double Consciousness in Ralph Ellison", L'Homme, vol. 203-204, no. 3-4, 2012, pp. 481-500.

Vasquez, Sam. Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canon. Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.

Gillota, David. “Black Nerds: New Directions in African American Humor.” Studies in American Humor, no. 28, 2013, pp. 17-30.

Tucker, Terrence T. Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock. University Press of Florida, 2018.

Morgan, Danielle Fuentes. Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-first Century. University of Illinois Press, 2020.


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