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Site Review: Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761

I appreciate that this site begins with an acknowledgement—perhaps even a confession—that there is difficulty in representing the complexities of slave revolt cartographically. The question then is: does this site rise to the challenge of these representations or does it

Site Review: Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761

I appreciate that this site begins with an acknowledgement—perhaps even a confession—that there is difficulty in representing the complexities of slave revolt cartographically. The question then is: does this site rise to the challenge of these representations or does it

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 Site Review

  Slave Revolt in Jamaica appears to be the work of one man, Vincent Brown “Principal Investigator and Curator.” While Brown includes other titles related to his academic work (for instance “Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 Site Review

  Slave Revolt in Jamaica appears to be the work of one man, Vincent Brown “Principal Investigator and Curator.” While Brown includes other titles related to his academic work (for instance “Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African

Digital Spaces in Physical Contexts

This week, I struggled somewhat with Jennifer Brinkerhoff’s critical engagement with diaspora and the digital (and their various points of intersection), so I’m going to write through my issues with the text in hopes of reaching a clearer perspective for

Digital Spaces in Physical Contexts

This week, I struggled somewhat with Jennifer Brinkerhoff’s critical engagement with diaspora and the digital (and their various points of intersection), so I’m going to write through my issues with the text in hopes of reaching a clearer perspective for

Robot Poetry: Representation & Technological Poetics

W.J.T. Mitchell, in his gloss of the notion of “representation,” addresses Aristotle’s Poetics, commenting particularly on Aristotle’s criteria for distinguishing representations from one another — but he changes Aristotle’s language slightly. Where Aristotle speaks of the object, the manner, and the

Robot Poetry: Representation & Technological Poetics

W.J.T. Mitchell, in his gloss of the notion of “representation,” addresses Aristotle’s Poetics, commenting particularly on Aristotle’s criteria for distinguishing representations from one another — but he changes Aristotle’s language slightly. Where Aristotle speaks of the object, the manner, and the

the giving-voice-to

Among these readings I was impressed with Hall’s considerations of identity “as a ‘production’ which is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation.” (Hall 234). By highlighting the multiple ways in which difference matters (both

the giving-voice-to

Among these readings I was impressed with Hall’s considerations of identity “as a ‘production’ which is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation.” (Hall 234). By highlighting the multiple ways in which difference matters (both

Representation and Cultural Identity

In his essay on Representation, WJT Mitchell describes the structure of both political and semiotic representation as a triangle: “representation is always of something or someone, by something or someone, to someone.” (12) Although this may sound straight forward, the

Representation and Cultural Identity

In his essay on Representation, WJT Mitchell describes the structure of both political and semiotic representation as a triangle: “representation is always of something or someone, by something or someone, to someone.” (12) Although this may sound straight forward, the

Are we ready for post-post-colonialism?

In The Politics of Caribbean Cyberculture, Curwen Best argues that “…the transnation is…already an aging concept” because “[t]he cyber state has superseded it as a frontier category” (26). The suggestion that ‘transnation’ or the ‘transnational’ are losing their currency as

Are we ready for post-post-colonialism?

In The Politics of Caribbean Cyberculture, Curwen Best argues that “…the transnation is…already an aging concept” because “[t]he cyber state has superseded it as a frontier category” (26). The suggestion that ‘transnation’ or the ‘transnational’ are losing their currency as

The present absence of women and gender

In the introduction to Antonio Benítez Rojo’s The Repeating Island, I was immediately struck by the jarring image of the Caribbean with a vagina stretched between the continental clamps of the “encomienda of Indians and the slaveholding plantation” and from

The present absence of women and gender

In the introduction to Antonio Benítez Rojo’s The Repeating Island, I was immediately struck by the jarring image of the Caribbean with a vagina stretched between the continental clamps of the “encomienda of Indians and the slaveholding plantation” and from

The Internet and Diasporic Experience

The internet is a space of wildly shifting scales—from the private message (between you, me, and the NSA) to the seemingly all-encompassing google search. Or from the tweet to the unending twitter feed. Nicholas Negroponte captures this simultaneity of scales

The Internet and Diasporic Experience

The internet is a space of wildly shifting scales—from the private message (between you, me, and the NSA) to the seemingly all-encompassing google search. Or from the tweet to the unending twitter feed. Nicholas Negroponte captures this simultaneity of scales

The Limitations (?) of Geography

Though Derek Walcott’s essay is the only one to explicitly (deeply, intimately, affectively) confront the “Caribbean” — Stuart Hall addresses it in passing several times as part of his larger critical-theoretical overview, and Nicholas Negroponte takes as his subject the

The Limitations (?) of Geography

Though Derek Walcott’s essay is the only one to explicitly (deeply, intimately, affectively) confront the “Caribbean” — Stuart Hall addresses it in passing several times as part of his larger critical-theoretical overview, and Nicholas Negroponte takes as his subject the