CLAJ Masthead Dec 19


The CLA Journal (ISSN 0007-8549) is a multilingual peer-reviewed bi-annual publication by the College Language Association. It is issued in March and September of each year. CLAJ publishes critical essays on African Diasporan language, literature, and cultural studies; interviews; and book reviews.

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Download the Full Issue: Volume 63 Issue 2

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Front Matter

For Us, To Us, About Us--Racial Unrest and Cultural Transformation
Dana A. Williams and Kendra R. Parker

Part I: You Good, Fam?

The Echoes of History, a Personal Professional Meditation
Therí A. Pickens

COVID-19 and Black Grief in the Academy
Elizabeth J. West

Surviving the Pandemic--Necessary Lessons from Morrison’s Beloved
Angelyn Mitchell

“come into the : black : and live”--Poetry and the Dream of Black Liberation
Shauna M. Morgan

As the World Burns--“Checking In”
Kendra R. Parker

Part II: Dear Black Academics

Views from the Bricks--Notes on Reading and Protest
David F. Green Jr.

We are our own monuments, and we can be theirs, too
Beauty Bragg

Black Books and Dead Black Bodies--Twitter, Hashtags, and Antiracist Reading Lists
Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II

Black Intellectuals, Black Archives, and a Second American Founding
Greg Carr

Let’s Keep It Funky--Reflections on Black Studies
Tony Bolden


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