Nicholas T Rinehart is a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows and Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. His research has appeared in Callaloo, Journal of Social History, Journal of American Studies, MELUS, and the Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright. His public-facing writing has also appeared in Transition: Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, and Public Books. Along with Wai Chee Dimock et al., he co-edited American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler (Columbia University Press, 2017).
Shadow Acts: On Tavia Nyong’o’s “Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life” and Stephen Best’s “None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life”
Nicholas T Rinehart looks at two recently published books by Tavia Nyong’o and Stephen Best....