A Reading List for Revolution: Works Cited in Culture at Large 2018

From the Series: Forum: Culture at Large 2018 with Robin Kelley

A Partial List of Works by Robin D. G. Kelley

1990. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

1996. Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class. New York: The Free Press.

2002. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Boston: Beacon Press.

2012. Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

2016. “Black Study, Black Struggle.” Boston Review, March 7.

Works Cited During the Session

Benjamin, Walter. 1974. “Left-Wing Melancholy.” Screen 15, no. 2: 28–32. Originally published in 1931.

_____. 1978. “Surrealism: The Last Snapshot of the German Intelligentsia.” New Left Review, no. 108: 47–56.

_____. 2006. “On the Concept of History.” In Selected Writings 4: 1938–1940, edited by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings, 389–411. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Originally published in 1940.

Césaire, Aimé. 1990. “Poetry and Knowledge.” In Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946–82, translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith, xlii–li. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

_____. 2000. Discourse on Colonialism. Translated by Joan Pinkham. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Cortez, Jayne, and the Firespitters. 1994. Cheerful and Optimistic. Audio recording. New York: Bola Press.

Du Bois, W. E. B. 1962. Black Reconstruction in America. New York: The Free Press. Originally published in 1935.

_____. 1970. “Socialism and the Negro Problem.” In W.E.B. Du Bois Speaks: Speeches and Addresses, 1890-1919, edited by Philip S. Foner, 255–59. Atlanta: Pathfinder Press. Originally published in 1913.

Gramsci, Antonio. 1978. “Against Pessimism.” In Selected Political Writings, 1921–1926, edited by Quintin Hoare. New York: International House. Originally published in 1924.

Hall, Stuart. 1988. The Hard Road to Renewal: Thatcherism and the Crisis of the Left. New York: Verso.

Hartman, Saidiya. 2008. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

_____, and Frank B. Wilderson III. 2003. “The Position of the Unthought.” Qui Parle 13, no. 2: 183–201.

Lefebvre, Henri. 2012. “Revolutionary Romanticism.” Translated by Gavin Grindon. Art in Translation 4, no. 3: 287–99.

James, C. L. R. 2012. A History of Pan-African Revolt. Oakland, Calif.: PM Press. Originally published in 1931.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. 1965. “Our God Is Marching On.” Speech delivered in Montgomery, Ala., March 25.

Löwy, Michael, and Donald LaCross. 2009. Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Mariátegui, José Carlos. 1971. Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality. Translated by Marjory Urquidi. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Moten, Fred. 2003. In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Naville, Pierre. 1975. La révolution et les intellectuels. Paris: Gallimard.

Orleck, Annelise. 2018. “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now”: The Global Uprising against Poverty Wages. Boston: Beacon Press.

Rasberry, Vaughn. 2016. Race and the Totalitarian Century. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Robinson, Cedric. 1983. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Sexton, Jared. 2015. “Unbearable Blackness.” Cultural Critique, no. 90: 159–78.

_____. 2016. “The Social Life of Social Death: On Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism.” In Time, Temporality, and Violence in International Relations: (De)Fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives, edited by Anna Agathengelou and Kyle D. Killian, 61–75. New York: Routledge.

Spillers, Hortense J. 2003. Black, White, and In Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Wang, Jackie. 2018. Carceral Capitalism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Wilderson III, Frank B. 2015. Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Williams, Erica Lorraine. 2013. Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Woods, Clyde. 1998. Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta. New York: Verso.

Wright, Richard. 1993. Native Son. New York: Harper Perennial. Originally published in 1940.

Other Names that Were Dropped

A. Philip Randolph
Alonzo Crawford
Angela Davis
Black Youth Project 100
Claudia Jones
Dream Defenders
Faye V. Harrison
Frantz Fanon
Haile Gerima
John Brown
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Lee Baker
Marilyn Buck
Michael Blakey
Movement for Black Lives
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Rabab Abdulhadi
Steve Biko
Sylvia Wynter