- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction: Theorizing for Change: Intersections, Transdisciplinarity, and Black Lived Experience
- 2 Exordium: Writing and the Relation: From Textual Coloniality to South African Black Consciousness<sup>1</sup>
- 3 Postcolonial Backlash and Being Proper: Femininity, Blackness, Sexuality, and Transgender in the Public Eye
- 4 Productive Investments: Masculinities and Economies in Fisher’s <i>The Walls of Jericho</i>
- 5 “I Hugged Myself”: First-Person Narration as an Agential Act in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”
- 6 Benjamin Franklin’s Ethnic Drag – Notes on Abolition, Satire, and Affect
- 7 “Weh eye nuh see heart nuh leap”: Claude McKay’s Literary Drag Performance in <i>Banana Bottom</i>
- 8 The Souls of Black Gay Folk: The Black Arts Movement and Melvin Dixon’s Revision of Du Boisian Double Consciousness in <i>Vanishing Rooms</i>
- 9 “Risking Sensuality”: Toni Morrison’s Erotics of Writing
- 10 Cultures of Melancholia: Theorizing Desire and the Black Body
- 11 Richard Wright’s Poetics of Black Being: Metaphor, Desire, and Doing
- 12 On the Monstrous Threat of Reasoned Black Desire
- 13 Revising Jezebel Politics: Toward a New Black Sexual Ethic
- 14 The Challenge of Black Feminist Desire: Abolish Property
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