'No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies' Edited by E. Patrick Johnson

In 2005, Mae Gwendolyn Henderson and E. Patrick Johnson edited Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology. BQS was a first of its kind text, seeking to break ground and bread between queer studies and Black studies; it was a success. With its focus on academic intersectionality, the politics of representation, queer studies pedagogy, and Black… read more

In the News: Patti Smith, Lesbian Pulp Fiction and E. Patrick Johnson

Godmother of Punk Patti Smith released her memoir Just Kids to critical acclaim in 2009, winning her a National Book Award and a Lambda Award nomination. Now, the book is set to hit theaters, with screenwriter John Logan at the helm.  The memoir follows the relationship of Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, who came out as… read more

'Sweet Tea' by E. Patrick Johnson

Time and again, Southerners seem to be confronted with the same admonition and questioning curiosity voiced by Shreve to Quentin in William Faulkner’s magisterial Absalom, Absalom! Shreve, a Northerner, demands of Quentin to “Tell about the South. What’s it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live… read more