As a research group, liquid blackness is committed to developing and expanding a bibliography of works that contribute and contour the concepts we are thinking through.

liquid blackness Foundational Bibliography

Elam, Harry J., Jr. “Change Clothes and Go: A Postscript to Postblackness.” In Black Cultural Traffic.  Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture, edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Jackson Kennell, 379-88. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2005.
Fleetwood, Nicole R. Troubling Visions. Performance, Visuality, and Blackness.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Holland, Sharon Patricia. The Erotic Life of Racism. Duke University Press, 2012.
Lhamon, W.T., Jr.,. “Optic Black: Naturalizing the Refusal to Fit.” In Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture, edited by Harry J. Elam Jr. and Kennell Jackson, 111-40. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
Murray, Derek Conrad. “Hip-Hop Vs. High Art: Notes on Race as Spectacle.” Art Journal 63, no. 2 (2004): 5-19.
———. Queering Post-Black Art (I.B. Tauris, 2015)
Prettyman Beverly, Michele. “Phenomenal Bodies: The Metaphysical Possibilities of Post-Black Film and Visual Culture.” Georgia State University, 2012.
Raengo, Alessandra. On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value.  Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press, 2013.
———. “Optic Black: Blackness as Phantasmagoria.” In Beyond Blackface: Africana Images in the Us Media, edited by Akil Houston. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010.
———. “Reification, Reanimation, and the Money of the Real.”  World Picture no. 7 (2012).
Schmidt Campbell, Mary. “African American Art in a Post-Black Era.” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 17, no. 3 (2007): 317 – 30.
Shaviro, Steven. “Post-Cinematic Affect: On Grace Jones, Boarding Gate and Southland Tales.”. Film-Philosophy 14, no. 1 (2010): 1-102.
Thompson, Krista. “The Sound of Light: Reflections on Art History in the Visual Culture of Hip-Hop.” The Art Bulletin  (2009): 481-505.
Thompson, Krista A. Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice. Duke University Press, 2015.

Passing Through

Framing Bibliography (for the project)
Benston, Kimberly. Performing Blackness. Enactments of African-American Modernism. edited by Anonymous London, New York: Routledge, 2000.
Harney, Stefano & Fred Moten. The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study. New York: Minor Compositions, 2013.
Moten, Fred. In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition. Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Weheliye, Alexander G. “Introduction: Black Studies and Black Life.” The Black Scholar 44 (2014 Summer 2014): 5-10.
Passing Through bibliography: film reviews, scholarship and contextual readings.
“Black Filmmakers: La Nouvelle Breche Anti-majors,” Algerie Actualite 1132 (July 1, 1987).
“Festival de Dournenez ‘85,” Le People Breton 263 (1985).
“Locarno Fest Films,” Variety, August 31, 1977, 30.
“Third World Cinema Screened at Spelman,” Spelman Messenger 96.2 (Winter 1980): 8-9.
Anderson, Iain. This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Borsten, Joan, “Lights, Camera, Africa: No Tarzans, Just Films for Hungry Minds” Chicago Tribune, July 7, 1985, 25-27.
Bryant, Clora, William Green, Steven Isoardi, Buddy Collette, and Marlin Young. Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles. Univ of California Press, 1999.
Dougherty, Carissa Kowalski. “The Coloring of Jazz: Race and Record Cover Design in American Jazz, 1950 to 1970.” Design Issues 23, no. 1 (2007): 47-60.
Euvrard, Janine, “Le Cinema Noir Americain,” CinemAction (1988): 155-159.
Francis, Terri Simone. “Flickers of the Spirit:” Black Independent Film,” Reflexive Reception, and a Blues Cinema Sublime.” Black Camera 1, no. 2 (2010): 7-24.
Gibson, Gloria. “Passing through by Larry Clark.” Ethnomusicology 28, no. 3 (1984): 591.
Giddins, Gary. “Boiling Point.” Film Comment 44, no. 4 (2008): 20.
Isoardi, Steven L. Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott. Duke University Press, 2001.
Jackson, Jeffrey H., “Making Jazz French: The Reception of Jazz Music in Paris, 1927 – 1934,” French Historical Studies 25.1 (Winter 2002): 149-170.
James, David E. The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles. Univ of California Press, 2005.
Johnson, Albert. “Moods Indigo: A Long View.” Film Quarterly (1990): 13-27.
———. “Moods Indigo: A Long View Part 2.” Film Quarterly (1991): 15-29.
Jones, Kellie, ed. Now Dig This!: Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980: Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011.
Keeling, Kara, and Josh Kun. Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies. Vol. 63: JHU Press, 2012.
Lock, Graham and Murray, David, ed. The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art. . Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Maultsby, Portia K. “Soul Music: Its Sociological and Political Significance in American Popular Culture.” The Journal of Popular Culture 17, no. 2 (1983): 51-60.
Monson, Ingrid. Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call out to Jazz and Africa. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Ongiri, Amy Abugo. Spectacular Blackness : The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
Panish, Jon Seebart. The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1997.
Ramshaw, Sara L. “Deconstructin(g) Jazz Improvisation: Derrida and the Law of the Singular Event.” 2006 2, no. 1 (2006).
Rodriguez, Dylan. Forced Passages : Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime [in English]. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, 2006.
Ruelle, Catherine, Daniel Soutif, and Philippe Carles, “Le cinema des noirs americains,” La Revue de Cinema 363 (July/August 1981).
Schedel, Margaret and Andrew V. Uroskie, “Introduction: Sonic Arts and Audio Cultures Writing about Audiovisual Culture,” Journal of Visual Culture 10.2 (2011): 1-8.
Sterritt, David, “Film Quest for Black Dignity and Identity,” Christian Science Monitor January 24, 1986.
Tobias, James S. Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time. Temple University Press, 2010.
Wald, Gayle. “Soul Vibrations: Black Music and Black Freedom in Sound and Space.” American Quarterly 63, no. 3 (2011): 673-96.
Wasserman, John L., “Energy, Passion in Black Film,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 1977, 54.
Weheliye, Alexander G. Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity. Duke University Press, 2005.
Weheliye, Alexander G., “Engendering Phonographies: Sonic Technologies of Blackness,” Small Axe 18.2 (July 2014): 180-190.
Widener, Daniel. Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
Young, Cynthia. Soul Power. Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

 Black Audio Film Collective

Bailey, David A., Ian Baucom, and Sonia Boyce. Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2005.
Barker, Jennifer M. The Tactile Eye: Touch and the Cinematic Experience. First Trade Paperback edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. 1st edition. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2000.
Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. Translated by Eric Prenowitz. 1 edition. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1997.
Glissant, Edouard. Poetics of Relation. Translated by Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
González, Jennifer. “The Face and the Public: Race, Secrecy, and Digital Art Practice.” Camera Obscura 24, no. 1 70 (January 1, 2009): 37–65.
Hylton, Richard, ed. Donald Rodney: Doublethink. London: Autograph, 2003.
Lippit, Akira Mizuta. Atomic Light. 1 edition. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2005.
Mercer, Kobena. Keith Piper: Relocating the Remains. London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 1997.
Moten, Fred. In the Break : The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition / Fred Moten. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2003., 2003.

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