Articles & Book Chapters

Charles I. Nero.  “Differently Black:  The Fourth Great Migration and Black Catholic Saints in Ramin Bahrani’s Goodbye Solo and Jim Sheridan’s In America,” in Migrating the Black Body:  The African Diaspora and Visual Culture, ed. Leigh Raiford and Heike Raphael-Hernandez (Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 2017):  207-220.

Charles I. Nero.  “What’s Nat Turner Doing Up in Here With All These Queers:  Paul Outlaw’s Berserker; A Meditation on Interracial Desire and Disappearing Blackness,” Blacktino Queer Performance, ed. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera (Durham:  Duke University Press, 2016):  486-497.

Charles I. Nero.  “Documenting the Intersection of Race, Sexuality, and Faith:  An Interview with Yoruba Richen,” Journal of Black Studies 45.1 (2015): 72-80.

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

Charles I. Nero.  “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.

Charles I. Nero.  “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): 64-86.

Charles I. Nero.  “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.

Charles I. Nero and 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.

Charles I. Nero. “Langston Hughes, the Female Gospel Voice and the Broadway Musical Comedy,” In Eileen Hayes and Linda Williams, More Than the Blues:  Black Women and Music (Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press, 2007): 72-89.

Charles I. Nero. “Queering The Souls of Black Folk,” Public Culture 17:2 (2005): 255-276.

Charles I. Nero. “Why Are Gay Ghettos White?” In E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson (eds.), Black Queer Studies:  A Critical Anthology (Durham and London:  Duke University Press, 2005): 228-248.

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

Charles I. Nero.  “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.

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

Charles I. Nero. “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.

Charles I. Nero. “‘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.

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

Charles I. Nero. “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.

Charles I. Nero. “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.

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

Charles I. Nero. “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.

Charles I. Nero. “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).

Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Scholarly Notes, and Pamphlets

Charles I. Nero. *Review:  Nobody’s Supposed to Know:  Black Sexuality on the Down Low by Riley Snorton.  QED:  A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 3.1 (Spring 2016): 157-159.

Charles I. Nero. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen: A Film Review. The Journal of Black Studies, 45.1 (2015): 70-71.

Charles I. Nero. Editor, A Heavy Grace:  An Interview with Daniel Minter, Bates College, Office of Multicultural Affairs, February 2005.

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

Charles I. Nero. 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.

Charles I. Nero. “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.

Charles I. Nero. “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.

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

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

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

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