Black Lives Matter–albeit Issue 4.1

August 1, 2016
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albeit Journal

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of “Black Lives Matter.”

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • The history of black radicalism in novels, essays or film
  • Textual readings of recent politically focused social media campaigns
  • The work of Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black women in radical political movements
  • Claudine Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric
  • Literature/film of mass incarceration
  • Ava Duvernay’s history work in Selma
  • Black motherhood and martyrdom
  • Representations of blackness in comics and graphic novels

Please email 250-word abstracts or complete articles, along with a brief biographical statement,to byAugust 1. Complete articles will be due by October 1.

albeit may be found at and is a new internet literary journal focusing on the intersection between traditional scholarship and teaching documents. We seek to bring the scholarship to the students and offer professors and teachers documents easily fitted into existing syllabi. Each issue of albeit will feature articles, lesson plans, book reviews, and a syllabus.