Book Forum

GSS Book Forums provide a platform for a community of scholars to engage in depth with a recently published book in the field. If you are interested in proposing a book forum, contact us here.


May 19, 2023

In World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth (Fordham UP, 2020), J. Daniel Elam recovers a genealogy of anticolonial thought that advocates collective inexpertise, unknowing, and unrecognizability. Essays in this forum are authored by Abolfazl Ahangari, Omid Azadibougar, Drishadwati Bargi, J. Daniel Elam, Ramsey McGlazer, Dilip M. Menon, and Ajay Skaria.

July 6, 2022

In At Penpoint: African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, and the Cold War (Duke, 2020), Monica Popescu traces the development of African literature during the second half of the twentieth century to address the intertwined effects of the Cold War and decolonization on literary history. Essays in this forum are authored by Kerry Bystrom, Elizabeth M. Holt, Lauren Horst, Mathias Iroro Orhero, Carolyn Ownbey, Monica Popescu, Jini Kim Watson, and Mingqing Yuan.