Caribbean

Art History

Barringer, Timothy, Gillian Forrester and Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, eds. Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Basilio, Miriam. Latin American & Caribbean Art: MoMA at El Museo. New York: El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of Modern Art, 2004.

Benítez, Marimar. “The Special Case of Puerto Rico.” In The Latin American Spirit: Latin American Artists in the U.S. 1920–70, edited by Luis R. Cancel, 72–105. Exh. cat., New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1988.

Bercht, Fatima, ed. Taíno: Pre-Columbian Art & Culture from the Caribbean. New York: Monacelli Press, 1999.

Brown, David, “Thrones of the Orichas: Afro-Cuban Altars in New Jersey, New York, and Havana,” African Arts 26, no. 4 (1993): 44–59.

Caragol-Barreto, Taína. “Aesthetics of Exile: The Construction of Nuyorican Identity in the Art of el Taller Boricua.” Centro Journal, vol. XVII, no. 2 (2005): 7–21.

Craven, David. “C.L.R. James as a Critical Theorist of Modernist Art.” In Cosmopolitan Modernisms, edited by Kobena Mercer, 146–67. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005.

Cullen, Deborah, and Elvis Fuentes Rodríguez, eds. Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World. New York: El Museo del Barrio; New Haven: In association with Yale University Press, ca. 2012.

Cummins, Alissandra. “Caribbean Museums and National Identity.” History Workshop Journal 58, no. 1 (2004): 224–245.

Cummins, Alissandra, Allison Thompson, and Nick Whittle. Art in Barbados: What Kind of Mirror Image? Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers in association with Barbados Museum & Historical Society, 1999.

De La Fuente, Alejandro. Grupo Antillano: The Art of Afro-Cuba = El Arte de Afro-Cuba. Santiago de Cuba: Pittsburgh: Fundación Caguayo; University of Pittsburgh Press [distributor], 2013.

Farquharson, Alex, and Leah Gordon. Kafou : Haiti, Art and Vodou. 2012. Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, 2012.

Freiman, Lisa D., and Okwui Enwezor. María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2007.

James, Erica Moiah. “Speaking in Tongues: Metapictures and the Discourse of Violence in Caribbean Art.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 16, no. 1 (2012): 119–143.

Kincaid, Jamaica. A Small Place. New York: Vintage, 1988.

Martinez, Juan A. Cuban Art and National Identity: The Vanguardia Painters, 1927– 1950. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994.

Moore, Robin. Nationalizing Blackness: Afro-Cubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.

Poupeye, Veerle. Caribbean Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998.

Price, Sally. Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Ramírez, Yasmín. “Nuyorican visionary: Jorge Soto and the evolution of an Afro-Taíno Aesthetic at Taller Boricua.” Centro Journal, vol. XVII, no. 2 (2005): 22–41.

Raab, Jennifer. “Details of Absence: Frederic Edwin Church and the Landscape of Post-Emancipation Jamaica.” Art History 34, no. 4 (September 2011): 714–731.

Richardson, Michael, and Krzysztof Fijałkowski. Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean. London: Verso, 1996.

Sims, Lowery Stokes. Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923–1982. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Sullivan, Edward J., “The Black Hand: Notes on the African Presence in the Visual Arts of Brazil and the Caribbean.” In The Arts of Latin America, 1492–1820 edited by Joseph J. Rishel and Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, 39–69. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006.

Tedeschi, Martha. “Memoranda of Travel: The Tropics.” In Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, edited by Kristi Dahm, 170–198. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.

Thompson, Krista. An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and the Framing of the Caribbean Picturesque. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Thompson, Krista. Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of “Over the Hill” Nassau in the Independence Era. Nassau: National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, 2008.

Thompson, Krista. “The Evidence of Things Not Photographed: Slavery and Historical Memory in the British West Indies.” Representations 113, no. 1 (2011): 39–71.

Thompson, Krista. Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of “Over the Hill” Nassau in the Independence Era. Nassau, Bahamas National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, 2008.

Wainwright, Leon. Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.

Walcott, Derek. “The Caribbean: Culture or Mimicry?” Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 16: 1 (1974): 3–13.

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Cultural and Literary Theory

Aching, Gerard. “Introduction: Masking, Misrecognition, and Mimicry.” In Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean, 1–31. Minneapolis: London: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Archer, Petrine. “Accessories/Accessaries; or, What’s in Your Closet?” Small Axe 14, no. 2 (2010): 97–110.

Benítez Rojo, Antonio. The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.

Brathwaite, Kamau. Contradictory Omens: Cultural Diversity and Integration in the Caribbean (Mona, Jamaica: Savacou Publications, 1974).

Brathwaite, Kamau. The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica, 1770–1820. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.

Palmié, Stephan and Francisco A. Scarano. The Caribbean. A History of the Region and its Peoples. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Ramsey, Kate. “Vodou, Nationalism, and Performance: The Staging of Folklore in Mid-Twentieth Century Haiti.” In Meaning in Motion, New Cultural Studies of Dance, edited by Jane C. Desmond, 345–378. Durham: Duke University Press, ca. 1997.

Twa, Lindsay J. Visualizing Haiti in U.S. Culture, 1910–1950. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

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Race/Racialization

Balutansky, Kathleen M., and Marie-Agnès Sourieau. Caribbean Creolization: Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language, Literature, and Identity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida ; Barbados, 1998.

Barringer, Tim. “A White Atlantic? The Idea of American Art in the Nineteenth Century.”  Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 19, no. 9 (2009): 1-26.

Fraunhar, Alison. “Picturing the Nation: Marquillas Cigarerras Cubanas and the Plantation” Visual Resources Vol. XXII, (March 2006) pp. 63-80

Fraunhar, Alison. “Mulata Cubana: Between Narration and Nation.”Latin American Cinema: Modernity, Gender and the Nation Shaw, Lisa and Stephanie Dennison, eds. Raleigh, NC McFarland (2004) pp. 160-179

Jackson, Shona N. Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2012.

Wahab, Amar. “Mapping West Indian Orientalism: Race, Gender, and Representations of Indentured Coolies in the Nineteenth Century British West Indies.” Journal of Asian American Studies 10, no. 3 (2007): 283–311.

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Additional Theoretical Resources

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.

Buck-Morss, Susan. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Césaire, Aimé, and Robin D. G Kelley. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Césaire, Aimé. Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. Edited by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

Elmer, Jonathan. On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.

Eze, Emmanuel Chukudi, ed. Race and the Enlightenment: A Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1997.

Fanon, Frantz, Black Skin, White Masks. London: Pluto Press, 1952.

Fanon, Frantz. Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press, 1963.

Glissant, Edouard. Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays. Translated by Michael J. Dash. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1992.

Glissant, Edouard. Poetics of Relation. Translated by Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Hall, Stuart. “Negotiating Caribbean Identities.” New Left Review 209 (1995), 3–14.

Hall, Stuart. “The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power. In Formations of Modernity, edited by Stuart Hall and Bram Gieben. UK: Open University Press, 1993.

Hall, Stuart. Charles Critcher, Tony Jefferson, John Clarke, and Brian Roberts. Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State and Law and Order. London: Macmillian, 1978.

Hall, Stuart. “Race, Articulation and Societies Structured in Dominance.” In Sociological Theories: Race and Colonialism. Paris: Unesco, 1980, 306–345.

Hall, Stuart and Paul du Gay, eds. Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage Publications, 1996.

James, C. L. R. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1963.

Khanna, Ranja. Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Tristes Tropiques. New York: Atheneum,1974.

Lewis, Robin Coste. Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems. New York: Knopf, 2015.

Mathur, Saloni, ed. The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora. Williamstown: Sterling and Francis Clark Art Institute, 2011.

Mbembe, Achille. On the Postcolony. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

McClintock, Anne. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Imperial Contest. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Mbeme, Achille. On the Postcolony. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Mbeme, Achille.“Necropolitics.” Public Culture 15, no. 1 (2003): 11–40.

Scott, David. Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment. Durham: Duke University Press. 2004.

Tinsley, Omise’eke Natasha. “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage.” GLQ 14, no. 2 (2008): 191–215.

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