the present day. She is the author of Lad
Trouble. Masculinity and Identity in the British Male Confessional
Novel and the co-editor of Moment to Monument. The Making and
Unmaking of Cultural Significance (both published 2009).
Rainbow, Adrian has been working as a lecturer at the University of
Zurich since February 2009. His Habilitation project is titled Ecocriti-
cism and the Canadian Visionaries. He holds a BA in English Litera-
ture and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, an MA
(English - CriticalTheory) and a PhD (English) from the
Life is already science
fiction-y enough, really. Just depends on what end of the telescope you happen to
be peering through.
We can’t right recollect at what point our tangential experience of Black Sci-
ence Fiction coalesced into hard criticaltheory. Maybe it was the day Samuel
Delany’s interstellar space-opera NOVA arrived in the mail via The Science Fiction
Book Club of America. Or those mornings we woke up to find H. Rap Brown, El-
dridge Cleaver or Stokely Carmichael sleeping on our mama’s living room couch in
Dayton, Ohio. Or could it have been the
Schmincke, Imke (Dr. phil.) is assistant professor in the area of gender stud-
ies at the Institute of Sociology, LMU Munich. She received her PhD from
the University of Hamburg. Research interests: gender sociology, feminist and
other criticaltheories, sociology of the body and sexuality, feminist movements.
Recent publication: “Die Neue Frauenbewegung in den Medien,” in: Dorer, Jo-
hanna/Geiger, Brigitte/Hipfl, Brigitte/Ratković, Viktorija (Hg.): Handbuch Medien
und Geschlecht, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2019. Online first: https://link.sprin-
Fenton, Steve (2003): Ethnicity, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Fredman, Sandra (2001): »Combating racism with human rights: the right to
equality«, in: Dies. (Hg.), Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of
Racism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 9–44.
Gardiner, Simon/Welch, Roger (2001): »Sport, racism and the limits of color-
blind law«, in: Ben Carrington/Ian McDonald (Hg.), »Race«, Sport and Brit-
ish Society, London: Routledge, S. 133–149.
Gillborn, David (2005): »Education policy as an act of white supremacy: white-
). Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Associa-
tion, ensured his followers that “we have a beautiful history, and we shall create
another in the future that will astonish the world” (Garvey 2012: 6).
At the turn of the century, the avant-garde Italian social movement known as
‘Futurism’ attempted to revolutionize notions of the future in art, architecture, liter-
ature, and culture. Believing that the reverential cult of tradition should die, they
created manifestos, artwork, music, and criticaltheory to capture a future that was
” jobs. The review of gender-constructs and cultural-constructs is one
chance of opening up better job opportunities for young women and of over-
coming traditional perceptions of female and male spaces. Finally she fin-
ished her talk with the well-known sentence that to educate a man, you only
educate an individual, to educate a woman you educate a whole nation.
Figue 4 and 5: Conducting “CriticalTheory”
at the Women’s Forum in Sunyani
The women clearly responded to this talk by pointing out the difficulties of
the present situation
, Friedrich (1966): »Brief an Lawrow vom 12.-17. November 1875«. MEW
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dernism and the Harlem Renaissance, Chapel Hill: University of North Ca-
Epstein, Barbara Leslie (1981): Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nine-
teenth Century America, Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.
Essed, Philomena/Goldberg, David Theo (2008): Race CriticalTheories. Text
and Context, Malden: Blackwell.
Essien-Udom, E.U. (1962): Black Nationalism. A
, 2009) and co-editor of European Vi-
sion. Small Cinemas in Transition (with Janelle Blankenship, 2015). His research
interests include Marxism and the Frankfurt School, postcolonial studies, film histo-
ry and theory, criticaltheories of race, silent cinema, the historical avant-gardes and
Nyong’o, Tavia, is Professor of African-American Studies, American Studies, and
Theatre Studies at Yale University. His research interests include the cultural study
of performance; black diasporic studies; Marxism and post-Marxism; queer and
work in a philosophical groove with Muñoz, Fred Moten, and others for whom a
black Deleuze is not a contradiction in terms. I’m also mindful of indigenous cri-
tiques of Deleuze, especially most recently Jodi Byrd, who passionately critiques
the production of ‘postructural Indians without ancestry’ (2011). The project of de-
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crypting blackness intends to restore this relationship to ancestry without, however,
ceding the ground of criticaltheory. To show why it is necessary not to cede the
ground of criticaltheory, a detour into a
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Literatur; Freiburg i.Br.: Rombach 1998.
Schmiedel, Stevie: Contesting the Oedipal Legacy: Deleuzean vs Psy-
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Simpson, M./Schill, T.: »Patrons of Massage Parlours: Some Facts and
Figures«, in: Archives of Sexual Behaviour 6/6 (1977), S. 521-525.
Sinyard, Neil/Turner, Adrian: Billy Wilders Filme, hg. v. d. Stiftung
Deutsche Kinemathek; Berlin: Volker Spiess 1980.
Sinyard, Neil/Turner, Adrian: »Kiss Me, Stupid/Küß mich, Dummkopf«,
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