The Benefits of Homosexuality; Rejecting Bodies, Identity and Desire in ‘Another Country’

In James Baldwin’s novel Another Country nearly all of the central characters experience anxiety, confusion, or conflict when it comes to the interweaving of their bodies, identities, and desires. The character of Eric however, a homosexual expatriate who returns to New York in the middle of the novel to pursue a career in acting, could … Read moreThe Benefits of Homosexuality; Rejecting Bodies, Identity and Desire in ‘Another Country’

Gender, Sexuality, and Race

Dwight McBride’s critical essay, Straight Black Studies: On African American Studies, James Baldwin, and Black Queer Studies, is a key contribution to the study of gender and sexuality in literature. In his essay, McBride identifies the absence of the component of sexuality within the scope of African American studies that predated the work of James … Read moreGender, Sexuality, and Race