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    • joined the group 2022 MLA Convention
    • posted an update:

      I blog. I blogged. I’ve blogue. Here is a post about teaching that I’ll be sharing for informational/inspirational purposes. As these classes and ideas shift I’ll be working up some syllabus ideas for CORE.


    • joined the group 2019 MLA Convention
    • posted an update in the group LLC African American Forum:

      This may only be the case for a short while, but my article “Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther,” is currently the most read article in American Literature. It’s part of this wonderful special issue edited by Ramzi Fawaz and Darieck Scott. Free to read https:/…[Read more]


    andré carrington is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow in the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2018-2019) and Associate 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. He is currently at work on a second book-length research project, Audiofuturism, on the cultural politics of race in science fiction radio drama and literary adaptation in a transatlantic context.

    carrington’s writing appears in journals (American LiteratureSouls, and African & Black Diaspora), books (A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call), and blogs (Black Perspectives). He is also a contributor to the forthcoming collections Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities and After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation. With cartoonist Jennifer Camper, he co-founded the biennial Queers & Comics international conference in 2015.

    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.

    Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998-2016. For “Queer About Comics”: A Special Issue of American Literature.

    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.

    Blog Posts


      Audiofuturism: Science Fiction Radio Drama and Literary Adaptation. Book project in preparation.

      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

      Audiofuturism: The Alchemy of Race in Science Fiction Radio Drama. Radcliffe Institute Lecture. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. October 10, 2018, 4:00p.m. Video TBA.

      The Reality of Race & Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming, panel discussion with Kishonna Gray and Lavelle Porter. IRADAC: Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean. Graduate Center, City University of New York. November 1, 2018, 6:00p.m.

      Image and Text: Visuality and Postcolonial Print Cultures. Department of Comparative Literature. New York University. November 2, 2018, 1:30p.m.

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