Alexis Pauline Gumbs: M Archive: After the End of the World

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

M Archive Book Cover Triptych

On International Women's Day, join Charis in celebrating the Atlanta release of M Archive. Following the innovative collection Spill, Alexis Pauline Gumbs's M Archive--the second book in a planned experimental triptych--is a series of poetic artifacts that speculatively documents the persistence of Black life following a worldwide cataclysm. Engaging with the work of the foundational Black feminist theorist M. Jacqui Alexander, and following the trajectory of Gumbs's acclaimed visionary fiction short story "Evidence," M Archive is told from the perspective of a future researcher who uncovers evidence of the conditions of late capitalism, antiblackness, and environmental crisis while examining possibilities of being that exceed the human. By exploring how Black feminist theory is already after the end of the world, Gumbs reinscribes the possibilities and potentials of scholarship while demonstrating the impossibility of demarcating the lines between art, science, spirit, scholarship, and politics.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $5.

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M Archive: After the End of the World Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780822370840
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Published: Duke University Press - March 9th, 2018

Following the innovative collection Spill, Alexis Pauline Gumbs's M Archive--the second book in a planned experimental triptych--is a series of poetic artifacts that speculatively documents the persistence of Black life following a worldwide cataclysm. Engaging with the work of the foundational Black feminist theorist M.


Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity Cover Image
$20.66
ISBN: 9780822362722
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Published: Duke University Press - October 28th, 2016

In Spill, self-described queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist Alexis Pauline Gumbs presents a commanding collection of scenes depicting fugitive Black women and girls seeking freedom from gendered violence and racism.


Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines Cover Image
By Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Editor), China Martens (Editor), Mai'a Williams (Editor)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781629631103
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Published: PM Press - April 1st, 2016

An anthology that gives access to the voices of mothers of color and marginalized mothers


Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Perverse Modernities) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822336457
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Published: Duke University Press - January 1st, 2006

M. Jacqui Alexander is one of the most important theorists of transnational feminism working today. Pedagogies of Crossing brings together essays she has written over the past decade, uniting her incisive critiques, which have had such a profound impact on feminist, queer, and critical race theories, with some of her more recent work.