At the American Studies Association party for the Long Nineteenth Century book series, of which I am a part, Racial Indigestion sold out! Thanks to NYU Press for hosting the party, especially Eric Zinner, editor extraordinaire, pictured here. The conference discount for NYU is still available on the website with the code AMSA12.
Above is a picture of morcilla, a kind of blood sausage made in Puerto Rico. The idea of innards, guts and offal is central to one of my upcoming projects, a co-edited special issue of GLQ: The Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, entitled On The Visceral. The cfp has its own tumblr here. Please visit: the deadline for abstracts is February 15th.
Just a little amuse-bouche: the table of contents, here, at the NYU Press website.
The introduction to Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in The Nineteenth Century lays out the fundamentals of my argument and the outline of the chapters. You can find it here.
A few months ago the latest scandal related to an image that I have spent quite a few years researching and writing about - the African or African-American body as an edible object exploded into the media. The New York University Press blog On The Square asked me to contribute a piece, which is linked above.