“People who are nothing” – A French lesson.

On June 29, 2017, the newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurated a 34,000 square-meter facility named Station F, a former railway depot, on the banks of the Seine river in the XIIIe district in Paris designed to become the biggest tech start-up incubator. During his speech, Macron who compared his rise to victory to that Leer más“People who are nothing” – A French lesson.[…]

CAAR Statement on Global Political Climate.

This year has been wrought with conflicts, protests, civil unrest, and a growing global climate of xenophobia and nativism. Last summer, the United Kingdom signaled its exit from the European Union citing economic issues and a growing immigration crisis as grounds for its departure. While British hatred was directed at all groups of immigrants, such Leer másCAAR Statement on Global Political Climate.[…]

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 millions of times over the last few weeks. The people can’t breathe. As a university Leer másDecember 2014[…]

October 2014

Dear all, This month’s guest editorial has been written by Concepción Parrondo Carreter. A native of Malaga, Spain, she is an academic scholar whose focus of research centers on Contemporary African American Literature, an area in which she explores the theory of difference from an intersectional perspective. Ms. Parrondo lived for twenty seven years in Leer másOctober 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. Baldwin wrote about his last abode in a short piece published in the Architectural Digest Leer másSeptember 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 sure that many of you can relate to the thoughts that go through one’s mind Leer másAugust 2014[…]