|The Death-Bound-Subject: Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death JanMohamed's book explains the ideological and political functions of the threat of lynching in the works of Richard Wright. Arguing that Wright's oeuvre is a systematic exploration of "the death-bound-subject," JanMohamed draws on psychoanalytic, Marxist, and phenomenological analyses to show that with each successive work Wright delved deeper into the questions of how living....|
|Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class, and Caste. This volume is an argument for further cross-national, interdisciplinary dialogue on the political economy of social identification and division. It investigates how four socially constructed identities – race, gender, class, and caste – may be rethought as matrices that facilitate the accumulation of values and translate and transfer them from one category to anoth....|
Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class, and Caste. ed., Routledge (India), 2011.
The Death-Bound-Subject: Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death. Duke University Press, 2005.
The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse, ed., with David Lloyd, Oxford University Press, Fall 1990.
Manichean Aesthetics: The Politics of Literature in Colonial Africa, The University of Massachusetts Press, 1983; 2nd edition, 1988.
Richard Wright as a Specular Border Intellectual: The Politics of Identification in Black Power in Beyond Dichotomies: Histories, Identities, Cultures, and the Challenge of Globalization ed. Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi. NY: SUNY press, forthcoming.
Theory, Practice and the Intellectual: A Conversation with Abdul R. JanMohamed, interview by Sean Goudie, Jouvert (an on-line journal of postcolonial studies), vol. 1, No. 2. (http://22.214.171.124/jouvert/).
Refiguring Value/Power/Knowledge, or Foucault's Disavowal of Marx, Whither Marxism, eds., Bernd Magnus & Steve Cullenburg. London: Routledge, 1994, pp. 31-64.
Some Implications of Paulo Freire's Border Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (January 1993), pp. 107-117.
Worldliness-without-World, Homelessness-as-Home: Toward a Definition of the Specular Border Intellectual, in Edward Said: A Critical Reader, ed., Michael Sprinker. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1992, pp. 96-120.
Out of Africa: The Generation of Mythic Consciousness in Isak Dinesen: Critical Views, ed. Olga A. Pelensky. Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP, 1993, pp. 138-56. (Extract from Manichean Aesthetics)
Sexuality on/of the Racial Border: Foucault, Wright, and the Articulation of 'Racialized Sexuality,' in Discourses of Sexuality: From Aristotle to Aids, ed. Domna Stanton, Ann Arbor, Univ. of Michigan Press, 1992, pp. 94-116.
Dennis Brutus, Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth Century Caribbean and Black African Writers, vol. 117. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1992, pp.98-106.
The Economy of Moral Capital in the Gulf War, introduction (co-authored with Donna Przybylowicz) to special issue of Cultural Critique on The Economies of War, No. 19 (Fall, 1991), pp. 5-14.
The Degeneration of the Great South African Lie: Occasion For Loving, in Critical Essay on Nadine Gordmier, ed. Rowland Smith. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990, pp. 90-96. (Extract from Manichean Aesthetics)
Negating the Negation as a Form of Affirmation in Minority Discourse: The Construction of Richard Wright as Subject, Cultural Critique, no. 7, Fall 1988 pp. 245-66.
Minority Discourse--What Is To Be Done? introduction to Cultural Critique issue on The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse II, no. 7, Fall 1988, pp. 5-17; co-authored with David Lloyd.
Dominance, Hegemony, and the Task of Criticism, The Griot, vol. 6, no. 2 (Summer, 1987), pp. 7-11.
Toward a Theory of Minority Discourse, introduction to Cultural Critique issue on The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse, no. 6, Spring 1987, pp. 5-12; co-authored with David Lloyd.
Rehistoricizing Wright: The Psycho-Political Function of Death in Uncle Tom's Children, in Modern Critical Views: Richard Wright, ed., Harold Bloom. New Haven, CT: Chelsea House, 1987, pp. 191-228.
The Economy of Manichean Allegory: The Function of Racial Difference in Colonialist Literature, Critical Inquiry, vol. 12, no. 1 (Autumn 1985), pp. 59-87.
Sophisticated Primitivism: The Syncretism of Oral and Literate Modes in Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Ariel, vol. 15, no. 4 (Oct. 1984), pp. 19-39.
Professor JanMohamed works on postcolonial fiction and theory; African American fiction; minority discourse; and critical theory. He is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Thick Love, which examines the relations between infanticide, maternity, and death-bound-subjectivity in some contemporary black feminist novels.
|133T/1||Topics in African American Literature and Culture||
African American Literature
|133T/1||Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Slavery--Theory and Literature||
African American Literature
|203/3||Graduate Readings: Politics of Death, Cultural Regenerations||
|203/3||Graduate Readings: Birth and Death in Neo-slave and Jim Crow Feminist Narratives||