"'The Mind Is a Strange and Terrible Vehicle': Fractured Time in James Baldwin's Critical Imagination"

Carter Mathes, a specialist in African American and 20th-century literature and African Diaspora studies at Rutgers University, will speak on Tues., Apr. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Sci. Ctr. 199.

This talk, as well as a recent article in Contemporary Literature, is drawn from his current book project, Imagine the Sound: Experimental Form in Post-Civil Rights African American Literature, which examines the interplay between sonic and literary innovation resulting from shifts in the racial climate after the 1960s. Most recently, Small Axe has published Professor Mathes's 'Circuits of Political Prophecy: Martin Luther King Jr., Peter Tosh, and the Black Radical Imaginary,' an article related to a second research project on the circulation of black radical thought between Jamaica and the United States during the late 20th century.