Session Information

Description: This roundtable examines, theorizes, and challenges narratives of deviance and disruption as they relate to black textual and digital futures. Participants seek to undercut how deviance and disruption have been raced in English studies in order to create generative spaces for, and critical engagement with, marginalized racial identities. In doing so, we consider such resistance not only textual but also bodily—as bell hooks puts it, “in the habits of being and the way one lives.”


Briana Whiteside, U of Nevada, Las Vegas

Khirsten Echols, U of Pittsburgh

Indya Jackson, Ohio State U, Columbus

Louis Maraj, U of Pittsburgh