Callie House, racial austerity, and the “fluidity of movement” in African American Action

Mary Frances Berry’s My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations recounts an early struggle for reparations and collective acceptance of individual freedoms in … Read More

From Literary to Feminist Critiques towards an Educational Model

In Hortense J. Spillers essay, “Notes on an Alternative Model –  Neither/Nor,” from Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, she surveys William Faulkner in a … Read More

Walter Benjamin, Byung-Chul Han, and Degrees of Freedom in the Law in Antebellum Charleston, SC

Walter Benjamin, in his essay, “Critique of Violence,” argues that laws function as violence to protect those in power, stating, “[l]awmaking is power making and, to that extent, an immediate … Read More