December 2014

December 2014

On Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Mothering in the Academy The recent slayings of unarmed Black men and children in the US has rendered the country breathless. I can’t breathe. The world has heard and replayed these words

September 2014

September 2014

“No Writer’s House for James Baldwin” This editorial has been inspired by some thoughts and writing I have been chasing following my return visit, last June, to James Baldwin’s house, Chez Baldwin, in St. Paul-de-Vence in the south of France.

August 2014

August 2014

For many colleagues at German universities, the month of July brings the end of our teaching and presence in our classrooms because our summer term is over. July includes also the subsequent marathon of grading papers and exams. I am

July 2014

July 2014

La Rochelle, Liverpool, and the World On the occasion of the world soccer championship, I could not but pay attention to the French newspaper L’Equipe’s headlines which use history as the main metaphor and marker to talk about the balance

April 2014

April 2014

Finding VertaMae Smart-Grosvenor: American Icon. Culinary Griot. Citizen of the World The Making of a Lowcountry Documentary I first met VertaMae Smart-Grosvenor in 2011 when she attended The Avery Research Center’s celebration of Julie Dash’s iconic film, Daughters of the