7 Works

Harlem Education History

Ansley Erickson

Culture Jamming in the Caribbean: A Case of Alternative Media through Double Alternativity in Trinidad and Tobago

Jonathan J. Felix
This essay serves as a written counterpart to a previously published visual case study that explored the cultural production of Caribbean creative Warren Le Platte and his creation of an internet meme series in 2016. In a continuation of that analysis here, Le Platte's work is again positioned as an articulation of *alternative media*, a concept defined by subversive, disruptive, or interrogative strategies in response to inequitable relations and power dynamics. Employed as a reflexive...

Mapping the Haitian Revolution

Stephanie Curci & Christopher Jones
A dialogue between Archipelagos and the creators of Mapping the Haitian Revolution

Teaching without a Text: Close Listening to Kamau Brathwaite's Digital Audio Archive

Jacob Edmond
New media technologies—from the tape recorder to the computer—enabled Kamau Brathwaite's revolutionary poetic approach; digital technologies likewise enable us to study and teach his groundbreaking work in new ways. This essay argues that teaching and studying Brathwaite should begin with the audible word not the written text and that digital audio archives and platforms can play a key role in enabling this approach. Digital audio archives such as PennSound and the Poetry Archive allow students...

Always Together: A Digital Diasporic Elegy

Tzarina T. Prater
This essay takes up the question of how diasporic Caribbean subjects deal with death, dying, and grieving in online spaces. With a focus on the genre of *digital diasporic elegy*, the author argues that by analyzing the digital life of a Sino-Caribbean diasporic cultural text, a digital diasporic elegiac practice emerges. This practice allows for consideration of the very code that enables our traversal between digital nodes, thereby allowing for a more nuanced understanding of...

Me, Myself, and Unno: Writing the Queer Caribbean Self into Digital Community

Kelly Baker Josephs
Caribbean autobiography in the mid-twentieth century grew as a method of combatting aporias in literary production and epistemological models, with novelists in particular writing themselves into visibility. But this tradition was predominantly male and decidedly heterosexual. Even as the Caribbean literary canon slowly diversified toward the end of the twentieth century with the inclusion of various life stories, the voices of queer writers remained at low volume, almost muted. This essay reads how those voices...

Unmapping the Caribbean: Toward a Digital Praxis of Archipelagic Sounding

Tao Leigh Goffe
Tackling the conceptual grounds of how maps have been deployed as tools of imperial capitalist extraction, this essay critiques how the two-dimensional visualization of land has traditionally flattened the racial entanglement of the Caribbean archipelago. It explores how born-digital cartography can be used to open up a new sensory possibility for understanding space amplified by sonic and video technologies. The author embarked on the digital project *Unmapping the Caribbean* with her students and a team...

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