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Carter Mathes

2f Executive Committee Carter MathesThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is a specialist in African American literature, twentieth-century Literature, and African diaspora studies. His first book, Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature After Civil Rights (2015) focuses on the relationship between sound and literary innovation during the 1960s and 1970s. He has also co-edited (with Mae G. Henderson) a volume on Black Arts Movement writer and critic Larry Neal, “Don’t Say Goodbye to the Porkpie Hat”: The Larry Neal Critical Reader (2017). Currently, he is directing the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies and is beginning a study of black radical thought in literature and music as it moves between Jamaica and the United States during the second half of the twentieth-century. His next project will focus on issues of race, literary form, and political critique in post-1945 American literature. He has published essays in Small Axe, Contemporary Literature, Callaloo, and African American Review.

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