andré carrington is Assistant Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. carrington’s writing has appeared in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in SocietySounding Out!CallalooAfrican & Black DiasporaJournal of the African Literature AssociationStudio magazine for the Studio Museum in Harlem, and books including A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, the Eisner Award-winning The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential ArtRace/Gender/Class/Media 3.0, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. In 2015, he co-organized the first Queers & Comics international conference through CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York. He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Literary Theory, Black Liberation Movements, LGBT Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.

Other Publications

Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Crossover, Convergence, and the Cultural Politics of Black Comics. For the African American Intellectual History Society. Salon Cultures and Spaces of Culture Edification. For A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance. The Cultural Politics of a Worldmaking Practice: Kehinde Wiley’s Cosmopolitanism. For African and Black Diaspora Journal. Minority Reports in the Pre-emptive Moment. For Politics and Culture.  


Audiofuturism: Science Fiction Radio Drama and Literary Adaptation. Book project in preparation. Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998-2016. For “Queer About Comics”: A Special Issue of American Literature. Keyword: Future(s). For Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Contexts, Models, Experiments. Reading in Juxtaposition: Comics & Graphic Novels. For After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

January 6, 2017 | MLA Session 285. Graphic Queer/Queer Graphics, Seriality and Sexuality in Graphic Form https://apps.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=285&year=2017 February 3-4, 2017 | Duke University Black Is, Black Will Be: On Black Futures March 15, 2017 | New York Live Arts, Live Ideas Festival, Happy Hour #1 http://newyorklivearts.org/program/live-ideas/ March 30-31, 2017 | University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The Futures of Afrofuturism Symposium April 15, 2017 | California College of the Arts, Queer Theory and Comics Studies, Queers & Comics Conference April 20, 2017 | Stanford University, Critical Theory Workshop on The Speculative http://shc.stanford.edu/workshops/current-workshops

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