Department/Affiliation: EnglishPhone: 330-263-1931Office Address: 218 KaukeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Resisting the Temptation to Give Up: James Baldwin, Robert Adams and the Disavowal of the American Way of Life” in African American Review, Special Issue on James Baldwin (forthcoming)
Leah Mirakhor writes and teaches on 20th-21st-century American, African American and Postcolonial/Global Anglophone literatures. Her current book project, entitled " 'Sometimes What I Feel Has a Difficult Name': Intimacy in the Global Age of Terror" examines the transnational scope of 20th century African American literature and theory to interrogate the rise of a "new black" in 21st century Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African literature and visual culture. By looking at the convergences of "old" and "new" racial figures of terror, she traces transnational resistances to discourses of threat, security, and safety that support and direct American imperialism during the global "war on terror." From there, she looks at the diverse practices and strategies in intimate realms that highlight issues of American empire, globalization, and everyday domestic life.
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