Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 AALCI Reading materials

2013 Fellows looking over course packets
In between writing assignments and workshops and GRE prep, the Fellows and I will cover several different materials this summer. We'll read and discuss everything from Michelle Alexander, Gwendoyln Brooks, and Malcolm Gladwell to the Black Panther Party's Platforms and Colson Whitehead's reflections on watching horror movies. 

What follows are a list of what we'll cover:

• Alexander, Michelle. from The New Jim Crow
• Anderson, Elijah. "Emmett and Trayvon"
• Bambara, Toni Cade. From The Black Woman: An Anthology
Black Panther Party Platforms 1966 & 1972
Black poetry packet
Black poetry: A timeline, 1854 - 2013
Combahee River Collective Statement
Diagram of the Slave ship Brooks 
• DuBois, W. E. B. “On Being Crazy.”
• -----, Tom Pomplun, and Kyle Baker. “On Being Crazy.”
• Fryer, Roland. “Acting White”
• Gladwell, Malcolm. "Creation Myth"
• -----. "Small Change"
• -----. "The Tweaker"
• Harris, Trudier. “Black Nerds”
• Johnson, Charles. "The Transmission"
Keywords List
• Knight, Keith. from Are We Feeling Safer Yet?
• Longman, Phillip. “To Live Longer, Move to a New Zip Code
• Malcolm X “Message to the Grassroots
• McGruder, Aaron. Aaron. from A Right to Be Hostile
• Middleton, Harris. The Black Book
• Morrison, Toni. “Behind the Making of the Black Book"
• Nelson, Alondra. "Afrofuturism: Past Future Vision"
• Patton, Stacey. "Black Studies: 'Swaggering Into the Future"
• Randall, Alice. "Black Women and Fat"
• Rediker, Marcus From The Slave Ship: A Human History
• Reed, Ishmael. "Flight to Canada"
• Rooks, Noliwe. "Do Black Women Really Want to Be Fat?"
• Rose, Tricia. From The Hip Hop Wars
• Sawyer, Keith. From Explaining Creativity
• Schuessler, Jennifer. “Drug Policy as Race Policy
• Shenk, David. “The 32 Million Word Gap
• Trethewey, Natasha. “Native Guard.”
• Whitehead, Colson. "A Psychotronic Childhood: Learning from B-movies"
• Wilson, William J. "The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males"

AALCI 2013


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