Publications

 

Articles & Book Chapters

“What’s Nat Turner Doing Up in Here With All These Queers:  Paul Outlaw’s Berserker; A Meditation on Interracial Desire and Disappearing Blackness,” Black and Latino Queer Performances, ed. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2015).

“‘A Hot Mess’: The Camp Signifyin(g) Cinema of Lee Daniels” A Companion to African American Cinema, ed. Mark A. Reid (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming, 2014)

“The Souls of Black Gay Folk:  The Black Arts Movement and Melvin Dixon’s Revision of Du Boisian Double Consciousness in Vanishing Rooms, in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century, ed. Monica Michlin and Jean Paul Rocchi (Liverpool University Press, 2013): 114-126 

“Reading Will Make You Queer:  Gender Inversion and Racial Leadership in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 2.1 (2013).

“The New Black Wave in Cinema,” A Companion to African American Cinema, ed. Mark A. Reid (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2014)

“Drag Performance and Community Building in Cuba and the United States,” FORECAAST (Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies), 16 (2007): 83-94. Co-authored with Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

“When Food Tastes Cosmopolitan: The Creole Fusion of Diaspora Cuisine; An Interview with Jessica B. Harris,” Callaloo  30:1 (2007): 287-303. Co-authored with Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

“Langston Hughes, the Female Gospel-Influenced Voice and the Broadway Musical Comedy,” in Linda F. Williams, African American Women in American Music (University of Illinois Press, 2007): 72-89.

“Black Gay Men and White Gay Men: A Less Than Perfect Union.” In Carlos L. Dews and Carolyn Leste Law (eds.), Out in the South. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001. 115-126.

“Fixing Ceremonies: An Introduction.” Ceremonies. By Essex Hemphill. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2000. xi-xxiii

“Re/Membering Langston: Homophobic Textuality and Arnold Rampersad’s The Life of Langston Hughes.” In Martin Bauml Duberman (ed.), Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures; A Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: New York University Press 1997, pp. 188-196.

“‘Oh, What I Think I Must Tell This World’: Oratory and Public Address of African American Women.” In Kim M. Vaz (ed.), Black Women in America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications 1995, pp. 261-275.

“Black Queer Identity, Imaginative Rationality, and the Language of Home.” In Alberto Gonzalez, Marsha Houston, and Victoria Chen (eds.), Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Press, 1993, pp. 54-60.

“Towards a Black Gay Aesthetic: Signifying in Contemporary Black Gay Literature.”In Joseph Beam and Essex Hemphill (eds.), Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1991, pp. 229-252. This essay has been reprinted in Devon Carbado (ed.), Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality (New York UP, 1999);Mel Donaldson (ed.), Cornerstones (St. Martin’s Press 1996); Hazel Arnett Ervin (ed.),African American Literary Criticism–1773 to Present (Twayne Publishers, 1999); Patricia Liggins Hill (gen. ed.), Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition (MacMillan Press, 1998); Winston Napier (ed.), African American Literary Theory (New York U P, 2000).

“Drag Performance and Community Building in Cuba and the United States,” FORECAST (Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies), 16 (83-94). Co-authored with Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

“When Food Tastes Cosmopolitan: The Creole Fusion of Diaspora Cuisine; An Interview with Jessica B. Harris.”  Callaloo 30:1 (287-303). Co-authored with Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

“Queering The Souls of Black Folk.,” Public Culture. 17:2 (255-276).

Diva Traffic and Male Bonding in Film:  Teaching Opera, Learning Gender, Race, and Nation.”  Camera Obscura, 19(2004): 47-74.

“Social and Cultural Sensitivity in Group Specific HIV/AIDS Programming.”  Journal of Counseling and Development 71 (January/February 1993), pp. 290-297.  Co-authors:  James M. Croteau and Diane J. Prosser.

“Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic:  Evaluating an Intervention for Leaders of Diverse Communities.”  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 20 (October, 1992), pp. 161-180.  Co-authors:  Jim Croteau, Susanne Morgan, and Bruce Henderson.

“Free Speech or Hate Speech?:  Pornography and Its Means of Production.”  Law and Sexuality:  A Review of Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues 2 (1992), pp. 3-9.

Clarence Pendleton and the Rhetoric of Paradox.”  The Howard Journal of Communications 3 (Winter/Spring 1992), pp. 204-217.

 

Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Scholarly Notes, and Pamphlets

Editor, A Heavy Grace: An Interview with Daniel Minter, February 2005.

“Teaching Boys Don’t Cry,” Radical Teacher: A Socialist, Feminist, and Anti-Racist Journal on the Theory and Practice of Teaching. 67 (Spring 2003): 43- 44.

Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance:  Selections from the Work of Bruce Nugent.. The Journal of the History of Sexuality 12.4  (October 2003): 672-676.

“Wonder and Delight.”  A Review of  Black Like Us:  A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and  Bisexual Fiction by Devon W. Carbado, Dwight A. McBride, and Donald Weise.  Lambda Book Report (Nov/Dec2002):  25-26.

“Gay Literature” and “Gay Men,” The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, ed, William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris.  Oxford UP, 1998, p. 212-213.

Spirits in the Dark (Novel) by H. Nigel Thomas.  Lambda Book  Review:(January/February 1995), p. 47.

Soul Make a Path Through Shouting (Poetry) by Cyrus Cassells. Lambda Book Review (July/August 1994), p. 45.

Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One:  The Life of Owen Dodson by James V. Hatch. Bates:  The Alumni Magazine, Winter 1994, pp. 42-43.

Prologue: The Novels of Black AmericanWomen, 1891-1965 by Carole McAlpine Watson.  Women’s Studies in Indiana, 12, (November 1986), p. 3.