Black Performance and Cultural Criticism
Edited by Valerie Lee and E. Patrick Johnson



The Black Performance and Cultural Criticism series includes monographs that draw on interdisciplinary methods to analyze, critique, and theorize black cultural production.Books in the series take as their object of intellectual inquiry the performances produced on the stage and on the page, stretching the boundaries of both black performance and literary criticism. Inquiries should be directed to Kristen Elias Rowley at The Ohio State University Press.


Published Titles in Black Peformance and Cultural Criticism

2017 Jabir Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War’s “Gospel Army”
2016 David Mama’s Gun: Black Maternal Figures and the Politics of Transgression
2015 Alexander Craft When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Panama
2015 Jones Theatrical Jazz: Performance, Àṣẹ, and the Power of the Present Moment
2013 Richardson The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution
2011 Buckner and Caster, eds. Fathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men: Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1820–1945
2010 Hagood Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers
2009 Seniors Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Culture of Uplift, Identity, and Politics in Black Musical Theater
2008 Caster Prisons, Race, and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Film
2007 Stallings Mutha’ Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture