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Andre Carrington, PhD

André Carrington

Associate Professor of English
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5056 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.571.4344
Fax: 215.895.1071

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  • BA, African-American Studies, Macalester College
  • PhD, American Studies, New York University


André Carrington's research focuses on the cultural politics of race, gender, and genre in 20th century Black and American literature and the arts. His first book, "Speculative Blackness", interrogates the meanings of race and genre through studies of science fiction, fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. His current research project, "Audiofuturism," explores literary adaptation and sound studies through the analysis of science fiction radio plays based on the work of Black authors. His writings have appeared in the journals Present Tense, Sounding Out!, Callaloo, and African & Black Diaspora, and books including "A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance", "The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Art", and "Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call". He has been called on as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Homosexuality, the James Baldwin Review, and African American Review and serves on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Modern Literature. In 2015, he organized the first international Queers & Comics conference through CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York. In addition to African American Literature, he teaches courses on Comics & Graphic Novels, LGBT Literature and Culture, Global Black Literature and Literary Theory.

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