Names: Ian Fleming, Agatha Christie, Thomas Holt, Diana Paton, Kamau Brathwaite, Jayne Krentz, Mary Balogh, Amanda Quick, Maryse Condé,
Topics: James Bond, Miss Marple, Jamaican slavery, Jamaican freedom, Jamaican punishment, rip-my-bodice, heaving bosoms, paranormal romance, colonialism, postcolonialism, harems, trash romance, heteronormativity, heteronormaphilia (mine!)–topics is a capacious category
Meltdown: my poor students are being inundated with how diaspora creates a unique history of sexuality–and somewhere in there I throw in the words ontology, epistemology, counterculture of modernity, counter-intimacy, contra-intimacy, Britney Spears, Beyonce, hegemonic, performativity, the politics of intimacy, the intimacy of politics, heterocolonialism, and Claude McKay!
Claude McKay explains everything!