AMCS Lecturer Zachary Manditch-Prottas releases new publication in MELUS

AMCS is thrilled to announce a new publication by AMCS/AFAS Lecturer Zachary Manditch-Prottas in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS). In "Never Die Alone: Donald Goines, Black Iconicity and Serie Noire," Zach reviews the controversial and contradictory posthumous legacy of Donald Goines as a transnational author. Zach analyzes the distinct promotion and reception of Goines' legacy in the U.S and France as well as their corresponding presentations (and racial essentialization) of blackness.

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Zachary Manditch-Prottas is a full-time lecturer in African and African American Studies and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his doctorate in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching work at the nexus of African American literature, Black cultural studies, and theories of gender and sexuality. His work has been featured in current and forthcoming publications in African Americanist criticism including African American Review, Callaloo, The Black Scholar, MELUS, James Baldwin in Context, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Oxford Handbook of American Street Literature, and Words Beats and Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.