Alexis guest lecturer

 

Through critical scholarly work, poems, essays, experimental fiction, and love letters, Alexis spreads the message that Black Feminism Lives and that together we can create the world we deserve. Alexis also creates publishing platforms in new media using blogs, videos and podcasts to share the good news by every means necessary.

http://blackfeminismlives.tumblr.com/


 

Publications

Recent Publications:

101 Things That Are Not True About the Most Famous Black Women Alive

One Hundred and One Things That Are Not True About the Most Famous Black Women Alive by Alexis Pauline Gumbs


Dissertation:

"We Can Learn To Mother Ourselves": The Queer Survival of Black Feminism

Books and Book Chapters

The Black Imagination, Science Fiction, Futurism and the SpeculativeThe black imagination, science fiction, futurism and the speculative

Chapter Title: Chapter Title: Speculative poetics: Audre Lorde as prologue for queer black futurism


Author: Sandra Jackson; Julie E Moody-Freeman
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2011.
Series: Black studies & critical thinking, v. 14.

 

Abolition now! : ten years of strategy and struggle against the prison industrial complexAbolition now! : ten years of strategy and struggle against the prison industrial complex

Chapter Title:Chapter Title: Freedom seeds: growing abolition in Durham, North Carolina

Authors: CR10 Publications Collective.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : AK Press, ©2008.



The revolution starts at home : confronting intimate violence within activist communitiesThe revolution starts at home : confronting intimate violence within activist communities

Chapter Title: I am because we are : believing survivors & facing down the barrel of the gun

Authors: Ching-In Chen; Jai Dulani; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : South End Press, 2011.



Does your mama know? : an anthology of black lesbian coming out stories Does your mama know? : an anthology of black lesbian coming out stories (2nd edition)

Chapter Title: Already

Author: Lisa C Moore
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : RedBone Press, 2009.



Women's voices, feminist visions : classic and contemporary readings

Women's voices, feminist visions : classic and contemporary readings

Chapter Title: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For / by Moya Bailey and Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Author: Susan M Shaw; Janet Lee
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Edition/Format: Book : English : 5th ed

 

The Routledge companion to Anglophone Caribbean literatureThe Routledge companion to Anglophone Caribbean literature

Chapter Title: Dionne Brand: A Poetics of Diasporic Domestic Radicalism

Author: Michael Bucknor; Alison Donnell
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge literature companions

 

Encycloep Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States (volume 2)

Sections:
Alexis DeVeaux
Cheryl Clarke
June Jordan
Pat Parker
Zelda Lockhart



 

 

Growing Up GirlGrowing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces

Edited by: Michelle Sewell
Published: Washington DC: Girlchild Press, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

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LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia (Spring 2009)

Sections:
Audre Lorde
Cheryl Clarke
Combahee River Collective
June Jordan


Publisher: Greenwood Press

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Freedom seeds : growing abolition in Durham, North Carolina

Author: Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Cause For Alarm editions, 2009.

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Need: a tribute to Audre Lorde an exercize [sic] in poetry as activism : Feb. 16th 7:30 pm Lerned C555, Black Heritage Month 2004.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y. : s.n., 2004]
Edition/Format: Book : Poetry : English

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My life in zines.

Authors: My life in zines. Author: Kelly Wooten; Amy McDonald; Sarah Dyer; Alexis Gumbs; Ayun Halliday; All authors Publisher: [Durham, NH : Duke University, 2008.] Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English
Publisher: [Durham, NH : Duke University, 2008.]
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English

 

and more

"Discipline and Discipline: June Jordan, Audre Lorde and the Poetics of Teaching in Post-Civil Rights New York, " in Sunaina Maira and Piya Chatterjee ed. The Imperial University: Race, War and the Nation-State, forthcoming.

"A Geography of Praise (for Nikky Finney)" in Marlon Moore and L.H. Stallings ed. Geechee to Gumbo an Anthology on Black Southern Lesbians, forthcoming.

Leaving Home Becoming Home: Girls and Women Write About the Search for Self, ed. Linda Bryant, Atlanta, GA: InnerLight Publishing, 2005.

FOUND; SweetBrokenBeautiful, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, New York, NY: BrokenBeautiful Press, 2004.

Brownsweet Brokenbeautiful: In Praise of Black Women, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, New York, NY: BrokenBeautiful Press, 2004.

Impossible, Perfect, Bruised: Love Notes to a Waking Nation, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, New York, NY: BrokenBeautiful Press, 2002.

Lovespill, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, New York, NY: BrokenBeautiful Press, 2002.


Publications on the way

The business of Black power : community development, capitalism, and corporate responsibility in postwar America

Chapter Title: Black (buying) power : the story of Essence magazine

Author: Laura Warren Hill; Julia Rabig
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, ©2012.

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Self Published Books & Zines


Wishful Thinking
Wishful Thinking

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Fire
Fire

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Pedagogy of Debt

 

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Freedom seeds : growing abolition in Durham, North Carolina

Author: Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Cause For Alarm editions, 2009.

Articles, Essays and Editorial work (print)

 

Joseph Beam, ed. - In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology (RedBone Press)

Essay Title: Meant to Survive

Publisher: [New York, R. Sukenick]
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: The American book review. 31, no. 2, (2010): 19

 

"This Instant and This Triumph" Special Issue of American Book Review on Women of Color Publishing

Issue Edited and Introduction by: Alexis Pauline

Publisher: [New York, R. Sukenick]
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: The American book review. 29, no. 4, (2008): 4

 

Feminist Collections, v.32, no.1 (winter 2011)

Feminist Archives: Seek the Roots: An Immersive and Interactive Archive of Black Feminist Practice

Publisher: 2011-09-01T19:26:10Z 2011-09-01T19:26:10Z 2011
Publication: Feminist Collections, v.32, no.1 (winter 2011)

 

Who's In? Who's Out?

Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: American Book Review, 32, no. 5 (2011): 3-7

 

Our Stories, Ourselves: The Embodyment of Women's Learning in Literacy. Adult Education Special Topics--Theory, Research and Practice in LifeLong Learning

Article Title: Beauty Shop Literacies: Nikky Finney and the Sacred Beauty Hour

Author: Mev Ed Miller; Kathleen P Ed King
Publisher: IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 79049, Charlotte, NC 28271-7047. Tel: 704-752-9125; Fax: 704-752-9113; e-mail: infoage@infoagepub.com; Web site: http://www.infoagepub.com 2011-00-00

Editorial work

Co-editor: "Because We Still Are Here: Solidarity with Palestine Past and Present" Make/Shift Magazine

Editor: "What You Started: Letters to Black Feminist Ancestors" Make/Shift Magazine Spring/Summer 2009, 24-26.

Editor: "Without You Who Understand: Letters from Radical Women of Color" Make/Shift Magazine Fall/Winter 2008, 31-35.

"Two or Three Things: A Queer Poetics of Knowing" The Charis Review, Vol. 1 Issue 1. August 2008, 4-5.

Editor: "This Instant and this Triumph: Women of Color Publishing" a special issue of American Book Review, Vol. 29 No. 4, May/June 2008. (author of the essay "This Instant and this Triumph: Women of Color Publishing" 4-5)

Co-editor: "Collective Soul: Religion and the Left" in Left Turn Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008 16-33.
(Co author of the articles: "Bloom: Homegrown Spiritual Movement" 19-23
"Hardship and Joy: Muslim Organizing in North Carolina" 24-27.)

and more writing

"The Black Feminine Domestic: A Counter-Hueristic Exercise in Falling Apart," in (Un)Gendering the Transatlantic: A Special Issue of Symbiosis, forthcoming.

"Slavery is a Language: A Review of Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother." Obsidian, Special Issue on Ghana, forthcoming.

"We Can Learn to Mother Ourselves: A Dialogically Produced Audience and Black Feminist Publishing 1979 to the "Present" in Gender Forum: Black Women's Writing Revisited, 22(2008)
http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/blackwomenswriting/article_gumbs.html.

"The Life of A Poem: Litany for Survival in Post-Lacrosse Durham" in Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy Fall, 2008.

"Degalar Magalama: A Blue Airmail Letter", Macommere: Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, Fall, 2007.

"Gendering Diaspora and Race-ing the Transnational: A Response," Duke University Women's Studies Newsletter, Durham, NC: Duke University, Spring 2006.

"No Place Like...: On Living in a Small Brown Place or Self, Space and Universe(city)", The Scholar and the Feminist Online, New York, NY: Barnard Center for Research on Women, Issue 3.2, Winter 2005

"Gospel (a review)" Mosaic, Summer 2009.

"Forget Hallmark: Why Mother's Day is a Queer Black Feminist Thing." New Black Magazine, May 2009.

"Just Us: Transforming Justice by Building Communities." Left Turn Magazine April/May 2008, 41-45.

"Building a Queer Left" Left Turn Magazine Oct/Nov 2007, 45-47.

"But Some of Us are Brazen: Lust for a Black Queer Community" Treazure Magazine, September 2007.

"Document: UBUNTU Women of Color-Led Coalition Against Sexual Assault" in Make/Shift Magazine, Fall 2007.

"Witness: An Update on the National Day of Truthtelling" in SisterPages, Newsletter of the National Network of Women of Color Ending Violence Against Women, Summer 2007.

"Unconditional (A Lovenote with Footnotes): On the National Day of Truthtelling" in Left Turn Magazine, Summer 2007.

"Improvising Peace in a Moment After Faith: Me'shell Ndgeocello's Jamia: Dance of the Infidel, The Coup Magazine, New York, NY: thecoupmagazine.com, Issue 1.1., Summer 2006.

"This is Love: Me'shell Ndegeocello or Embracing Outer Space in a State of Emergency" Brownstone, New York: Washington Square Press, November 2004.

On the way

"Survival Between the Lines: Michelle Cliff's If I Could Write this In Fire" in the Journal of International Women's Studies, forthcoming.

Entry for Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters in Facts on File, forthcoming.

Articles, Essays and Editorial Work (web)

Regular Contributor to The Feminist Wire

Conference Papers

"Mere Relative: Audre Lorde, Grenada and Black Feminist Solidarity." Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Kingston Jamaica, June, 2009.

"Flamboyance: The Queer Survival of Black Feminism." Radical Intersections, Performance Studies Northwestern University, May, 2009.

"Your Words Will Be There: Black Feminist Literary Critique as Spiritual Practice." National Council of Black Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA March 2009, (accepted, not presented due to schedule conflict.)

"Sweets from the Sweet: Queer Black Language Production Across Generations." Lavender Languages Conference, American University, February, 2009.

"'...because the front is where we're at' The Danger of Black Youth during the US War on Poverty:
June Jordan and Children's Books 1971-1981." Modern Language Association, December 2008 (accepted not presented to scheduling conflict.)

"A Poetics of Revolution: Anguilla 1967-72," Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Conference, St. George's University, Grenada, May, 2008.

"Always, Always: Breast Cancer and Black Queer Futures," Race, Sex and Power Conference, Chicago, April, 2008.

"A is for Assata: A Revolutionary Poetics," Black Power/Black Feminism Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, March, 2008

"Teaching Us Questions: Audre Lorde, June Jordan and Teaching Survival," Annual African-American Studies Conference, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, February, 2008.

"Sand so Fine It's Air: Trauma and Accountability in Dionne Brand's Inventory", 2nd Annual Summit on Spirituality and Immigration, Bennett College, April, 2007.

"(State) Violence Against Women in asha bandele's Daughter" Rethinking Resistance Conference, Emory University, March 2007.

"There's No Word for Us: Trying Diaspora in Shange's Liliane" First Annual Critical Race and Literary Studies Conference: PRODUCTION, New York University, February, 2007.

"We All Want that but the World Doesn't Love You": A Queer Ethics of Diaspora in Dionne Brand's Thirsty Dartmouth Futures of American Studies Summer Institute, Dartmouth College, June, 2006.

"Hip Hop Heart Stop: or Fixing Diaspora in Ayanah Moor's Still" Mellon-Mays Fellowship Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University, June 2006.

"Degealar Magalama: Queered Mothering and Diasporic Accountability in the Work of Dionne Brand" 10th Annual Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Conference, Florida International University, June, 2006.

"Fixing Diaspora: in Dionne Brand's No Language is Neutral Theorizing Diaspora Conference, DePaul University, May 2006.

"Stillness in Diaspora" African Diaspora Conference, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, April 2006

"Be Still and Know: A Poetics of Accountability and Action in the work of Natasha Tretheway" Black Women's Faith and Mental Health Conference, Bennett College, April, 2006

"Hello Risky: Interpellation, Recognition and HIV Outreach to Young Women who Sleep with Women", Risk and Breakdown Conference, Duke University, March 2006

"Hold Still: Fixing Diaspora in the Poetry of Dionne Brand" 25th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, March 2006

"Live-Aspora: Creating a Queer and Dirty Response to HIV/AIDS through Anglophone Caribbean Women's Speculative Fiction", Graduate Student Symposium on Gender and History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, March 2005 (paper accepted, no funding available).

"Reverberation: A Grammar of Response to Biopolitical Occupation via the HIV/AIDS Epidemic", Institute for Critical U.S. Studies, Conference on the Atlantic and Global War, Duke University, April 2005

"Type in Stereo: OutKast and the Queer Dialogics of the Music Video" Guest Lecture in Undergraduate Literature Course, Duke University, April 2005.

"Queer Occupation of the Body (Politic): An Aesthetic of Undoing", International Conference on Somatechnics, Sydney Australia (paper accepted) and Graduate Student Conference of the Romance Studies Department, Duke University, January 2005 (paper given).

"HomeBroken: Confrontation Collaboration and Movement in the Work of Kitchen table Press and Big Boots Zine Collective", American Studies Honors Thesis Presentation, Barnard College, Columbia University, April 2004.

"A Dialogic Model for Breaking Yourself: Confrontation Collaboration and Movement in the Early Work of Ntozake Shange", Summer Research Opportunity Program Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, August 2003

"Sharp Prism: Gwendolyn Brooks and a Strategy of Dialogic Refraction" Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship New York Regional Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University, April 2003.