Blackademics Television brings together scholars from around the country. The fifth season has just wrapped taping and will be airing soon, but in the meantime, check out these books published by a few of our presenters for a sneak peak!
Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches by ShaRrell Luckett
An avid and skillful performer, Luckett revitalizes approaches to performative scholarship by exploring new methodologies that deviate from the Euro-American performance styles. As the lead editor of this collection, Luckett offers an excellent and thorough resource for an all-encompassing view of Black culture in the theatrical arts.
Kingdom Come: Archbishop Alexander’s Transnational Practices of Faith & Freedom in Segregationist South Africa by Tshepo Chery
Intertwining the political ambitions of South African Ethiopianism, American Garveyism, and East African radicalism, Chery provides an enlightening historical account of these thought-provoking aspects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A member of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin, Chery examines the African Orthodox Church as a medium for seeking freedom for South Africans and other black people worldwide. This publication will be available soon!
Cycles: The Image of Domestic Violence by Courtney Santana
Written by a survivor, Courtney Santana, this book provides a penetrative view of domestic violence. Santana passionately works to increase awareness and provide solutions and aid for survivors of domestic violence through her work as a public speaker, advocate, and non-profit worker. Keep a lookout for her next book, You Are Here...Again, to be published in the summer of 2017!
The Revelations of Asher: Towards Supreme Love in Self by Jeanine Staples
An educational anthropologist and socio-cultural literary scholar, Staples seeks to reveal the emotional, psychological, and physical impacts of aggressive supremacist ideologies upon the health of people, particularly black girls and women, within society. She inventively explores the healing of these terrors through three levels of the embodiment of Supreme Love: Self, School, and Society. She tackles the healing abilities of the first level of Supreme Love, love of self, in her book The Revelations of Asher: Towards Supreme Love in Self. Staples is following up with a second and third books, each depicting the latter three levels of embodiment of Supreme Love, called Bones.Flesh.Blood: Toward Supreme Love in Schools and How to Die Peacefully: Toward Supreme Love in Society.
Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature by Omise’eke Tinsley
Tinsley is an Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and captivates her students with courses like “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism.” She actively explores queer and feminist aspects of Caribbean and African American literature and performances, recently publishing Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature. Tinsley is currently working on several new books, including Beyoncé: A Black Femme-inist Journey through Popular Music, Eroticism, and Activism in the U.S. South, Ezili’s Mirrors: Black Queer Genders and the Work of the Imagination, and Water, Shoulders, Into the Black Pacific.