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Areas of Expertise
- Anglophone Caribbean Literature
Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Literatures of the African Diaspora
Books in Field Of Expertise
Josephs, Kelly Baker. Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature. : University of Virginia Press, 2013. .
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Cliff Notes: Claiming Michelle." The Scholar and the Feminist Online. Forthcoming Fall 2019: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "DH Moments, Caribbean Considerations: On Reaction, Response, and Relevance in the Digital Humanities." Digital Humanities Quarterly. 13.3 2019: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker and Teanu Reid. "After the Collaboration: The Kamau Brathwaite Bibliography." Caribbean Quarterly. 65.3 2019: 405-420.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Teaching the Digital Caribbean: The Ethics of a Public Pedagogical Experiment." The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. 13 June 2018: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "The Brathwaite Effect (special section with three interviews and co-edited bibliography)." sx salon: a small axe literary platform. 27 February 2018: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "The Work of Paule Marshall Today (Introduction to edited special issue on Paule Marshall)." Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. 14.1 Spring 2017: 1-7.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Handling with Care: On editing, invisibility, and affective labor." Small Axe. 50 July 2016: 98-105.
Glover, Kaiama L., Alex Gil, and Kelly Baker Josephs. "Editors’ Introduction: The Caribbean Digital." sx archipelagos. 1 May 2016: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Capturing Beauty with a Caribbean Lens: A Conversation with Gerard Gaskin." sx salon: a small axe literary platform. 18 February 2015: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Straddling Shifting Spheres: A Conversation with David Chariandy." Transition. 113 Spring 2014: 11-127.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Articulating Caribbean Epistemologies (Introduction to edited special section on Caribbean Epistemologies)." Small Axe. 43 March 2014: 99-102.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Beyond Geography, Past Time: Afrofuturism, The Rainmaker’s Mistake, and Caribbean Studies." Small Axe. 41 July 2013: 123-135.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Adultery and Anticolonialism: The Pleasures of Independence Literature." sx salon: a small axe literary platform. 11 February 2013: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Dreams, Delirium, and Decolonization in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain." Small Axe. 32 July 2010: 1-16.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Introductions to Issues 1 through 29." sx salon: a small axe literary platform. November 2009-present: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Dissonant Desires: The Queer Politics of a Jamaican Accent." Mosaic. 42.2 June 2009: 158-170.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Telling Ancient Narratives with New Media: The Art of Christian Usera." Voces del Caribe. 1.1 Spring 2009: 23-39.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Ventriloquising the Caribbean: Interview with Staceyann Chin." Jamaica Journal. 30.3 Spring 2009: 28.33.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Versions of X/Self: Kamau Brathwaite’s Caribbean Discourse." Anthurium. 1.1 2003: .
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "'Kingston Full of Them’: Madwomen at the Crossroads." Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge, Eds. Bénédicte Ledent, Evelyn O’Callaghan, and Daria Tunca. 2018: 19-38.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Teaching in the Diaspora." The Art and Practice of Teaching Literature: Caribbean Writers and Teachers Talking Literature. Forthcoming, accepted 2017: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "The Necessity for Madness: Negotiating Nation in Sylvia Wynter’s The Hills of Hebron." The Caribbean Women Writer as Scholar. Eds. Carole Boyce Davies and Keshia Abraham. Coconut Creek, Fl: Caribbean Studies Press. 2009: 179-204.
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Edward Brathwaite." Literary Encyclopedia. March 2009: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Toi Derricotte." The African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. 2008: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise" and "Michelle Cliff." The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry: 1900 to the Present. 2008: 109-112.
Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "A Report on the Kamau Brathwaite Researchathon." Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures. 2.1 2015: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "From Césaire’s Notebook to the Net." Antilles: The CRB Blog. December 2013: .
Josephs, Kelly Baker. "'This question of place': a conversation with Kelly Baker Josephs." Antilles: The CRB Blog. March 2011: .
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"'Determining the Difficult: Sheri-Marie Harrison’s Jamaica’s Difficult Subjects,' in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal" December 2015: Article 7.
"'Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic by Samantha Pinto,' in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States" March 2015: 209-211.
"'Critical Company: The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature' in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal" December 2014: .
"By Love Possessed (by Lorna Goodison) Review 86" May 2013: 162-163.
"'What She Said' (Review of Conversations with Paule Marshall)" November 2011: .
"'Head of the Class' (Review of You Don’t Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures)" July 2010: .
"'Prodigal Daughter' (Review of The Other Side of Paradise, by Staceyann Chin) Caribbean Review of Books" May 2009: 18-19.
"'All in the Family' (Review of Our Caribbean, Ed. Thomas Glave) Caribbean Review of Books" November 2008: 18-19.
"'Going Home to Teach' (by Anthony Winkler) Caribbean Journal of Education" September 2008 (Vol 30.2): 424-428.
"'The Rainmaker’s Mistake' (by Erna Brodber) Callaloo" Summer 2008 (Vol 31.3): 938-941.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Public Lecture: The Fifth Annual Kamau Brathwaite Lecture in Cultural Studies " January 2019: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
" Keynote Lecture: "DH Moments, Caribbean Considerations" " February 2018: NYCDH Week, Fordham University.
" Keynote Lecture: "Articulating Anancy's Web: From Brathwaite to the Blogosphere" " August 2017: Caribbean Literature and Globalisation, University of Konstanz.
" Keynote Lecture: "Caribbean Considerations: Audience and Access in Digital Humanities" " May 2017: DH + Design Symposium, Georgia Tech, Atlanta.
" Invited Talk: “Ethics and Digital Humanities Research Roundtable” " June 2018: Digital Humanities Research Institute, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Invited Talk: "Networked Lives: Digital Self-Fashioning in the Caribbean Blogosphere" " October 2017: Caribbean Cosmopolis Symposium, SUNY-Stonybrook.
" Invited Talk: "Michelle Cliff’s Construction of Caribbean Blackness" " September 2016: Black Matters: The Futures of Black Scholarship and Activism, University of Austin, Texas.
" Invited Talk: "Handling with Care: On editing, invisibility, and affective labor" " September 2016: What is Journal Work? Columbia University.
" Invited Talk: "Madwomen at the Crossroads" (virtual presentation) " April 2015: Altered States: Configuring Madness in Caribbean Literature, Liège, Belgium.
" Invited Talk: "Teaching the Digital Caribbean: The Ethics of a Public Pedagogical Experiment" " February 2015: Black Studies in the Digital Age, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University.
" Invited Talk: "Memories of Things to Come: Anthony Joseph and a Futuristic Caribbean Aesthetic" " November 2014: Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
" Invited Talk: "On Editing: The Work behind the Work" " April 2014: Twentieth-Century Studies, Past and Future, Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
" Invited Talk: “Transboundary Aesthetics” Roundtable on Kamau Brathwaite " November 2013: Critical Caribbean Symposium, The College of the Bahamas.
" Invited Talk: "The Dateless Days of Jonestown: Wilson Harris’s Labyrinths of Space, Psyche and Time" " April 2013: Postcolonial Studies Group Colloquium Series, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Invited Talk: "An Afrofuturistic Caribbean Diaspora" " April 2012: Exploring Dimensions of African Diasporas: An International Conference, Johns Hopkins University.
" Invited Talk: "Beyond Geography, Past Time: Sketching a Caribbean Cosmology" " April 2011: Symposium: What is Caribbean Studies, Yale University.
" Invited Talk: "Jane Bryce and Kelly Josephs on Caribbean literary journals" " April 2011: The Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad.
" After the Collaboration: The Kamau Brathwaite Bibliography " October 2018: West Indian Literature Conference, University of Miami.
" Cobbling the Self: Digital Life Writing and the Caribbean Autobiographical Tradition " October 2017: West Indian Literature Conference, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
" ‘So Mi Get It, So Mi Tell It’: The Parameters and Potentials of Digital Archives " October 2016: West Indian Literature Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
" Madwomen at the Crossroads " October 2013: West Indian Literature Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.
" ‘Parallel universes of sensibility’: Wilson Harris’s Labyrinths of Space, Psyche and Time " October 2012: West Indian Literature Conference, Miami, Fl.
" ‘Communal Purgation’?: Religion, Poverty and Mob Violence in Brother Man and The Children of Sisyphus " May 2010: Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference, Barbados.
" Forgetting to Forget: Soucouyant and the Topography of the Migrant’s Mind " May 2010: 29th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
" Representing the Spirit of Violence and the Violence of Spirit in Andrew Salkey’s A Quality of Violence " April 2010: “Let the Spirit Speak” conference, City College/CUNY.
" Conversation with Che Usera " April 2010: MARASSA 2010 (A series of events organized by Kamau Brathwaite), New York University.
" Madness and Migration in the New Millennia " April 2010: Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
" Kamau Brathwaite and the Development of a Caribbean Aesthetic from Elsewhere " March 2010: The National Black Writers’ Conference, Medgar Evers College/CUNY.
" Nation and Neuroses: Paule Marshall's 'Mad Mis-Merle' and the Ramifications of Representation " March 2009: Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
" Displaced Subjects, Displacing Sexuality: The Outsider as Corrupting Influence in the Caribbean " May 2008: CSA Annual Convention, New York University.
" Afrofuturism From a Caribbean Past: The Local Orientation of a Black World Vision " April 2008: Theorizing Blackness Conference, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Religious Exchange: Anti-colonial Appropriations of God " February 2008: Provost Lecture Series, York College/CUNY.
" Troubling Troubled Waters: Makeda Silvera’s Queering of the Maternal Romance " April 2007: CEA Annual Conference, New Orleans.
" Manias and Messiahs: The Madness of Miguel Street " March 2006: ACLA Annual Convention, Princeton University.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship: Spring 2019.
Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor, Williams College: 2016 - 2017.
Digital Black Atlantic Project Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Difference: 2014 - 2016.
Mellon Seminar Fellowship, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center - "Freedom": 2011 - 2012.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University: 2008 - 2009.
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program Fellow, CUNY: Spring 2008.
Seminar Fellowship – “Archaeologies of Black Memory” University of Miami: Summer 2007.
PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of CUNY, Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age (interviews). 2016-17: .
Diversity Projects Development Fund Grant, CUNY, Gender and the Caribbean Body seminar series. Spring 2014: .
PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of CUNY, Internship program for sx salon: a small axe literary platform. 2013-14: .
Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, Funded Seminar, “Caribbean Epistemologies”. Fall 2010 to Spring 2012: .
PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of CUNY, "Disturbers of the Peace" (revisions and editing). 2011-12: .
Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, Seminar Fellow, "Freedom" Seminar. 2011-12: .
Diversity Projects Development Fund Grant, CUNY, Funding to develop the discussion forum in sx salon: a small axe literary platform. Spring 2011: .
PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of CUNY, Funding to visit the Derek Walcott archive in Trinidad, WI. 2010-11: .
Diversity Projects Development Fund Grant, CUNY, Funding to support building an online Caribbean journal. Spring 2010: .
PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of CUNY, Funding to visit the V. S. Naipaul archive in Tulsa, OK. 2008-09: .
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Editor, sx salon: a small axe literary platform: Spring 2010 - Present.
Editor, The Caribbean Commons: Fall 2010 - Present.
Co-organizer, The Caribbean Digital Conference: Fall 2014 - Present.
Managing Editor, Small Axe: Fall 2007 - Summer 2012.
Editorial Advisory Board member, Voces del Caribe: Spring 2007 - Present.
Reviewer, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature; Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal; European Journal of Women’s Studies; Scholar & Feminist Online: Fall 2006 - Present.