andré carrington is Assistant Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. carrington’s writing has appeared in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in SocietySounding Out!CallalooAfrican & Black DiasporaJournal of the African Literature AssociationStudio magazine for the Studio Museum in Harlem, and books including A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, the Eisner Award-winning The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential ArtRace/Gender/Class/Media 3.0, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. In 2015, he co-organized the first Queers & Comics international conference through CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York. He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Literary Theory, Black Liberation Movements, LGBT Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.

Other Publications

Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Crossover, Convergence, and the Cultural Politics of Black Comics. For the African American Intellectual History Society. Salon Cultures and Spaces of Culture Edification. For A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance. The Cultural Politics of a Worldmaking Practice: Kehinde Wiley’s Cosmopolitanism. For African and Black Diaspora Journal. Minority Reports in the Pre-emptive Moment. For Politics and Culture.  


Audiofuturism: Science Fiction Radio Drama and Literary Adaptation. Book project in preparation. Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998-2016. For “Queer About Comics”: A Special Issue of American Literature. Keyword: Future(s). For Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Contexts, Models, Experiments. Reading in Juxtaposition: Comics & Graphic Novels. For After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

October 17, 2017 | “Back Issues: Graphic (Mis)Representations,” Graphic Thinking conference, Temple University https://events.temple.edu/back-issues-graphic-misrepresentations-graphic-thinking January 4-7, 2018 | Roundtable, “The Futures of Afrofuturism,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York, NY https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2018

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