Christina Sharpe

scholar of English literature and Black Studies

Christina Sharpe is a scholar of English literature and Black Studies.



Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010)

Duke University Press
  • Subjectivities constituted from transatlantic slavery onward ... connected, then as now, by the everyday mundane horrors that aren't acknowledged to be horrors, ... inhabited horrors, ... that are breathed in like air and often unacknowledged to be monstrous.
    • p. 3
  • My intent is to examine and account for a series of repetitions of master narratives of violence and forced submission that are read or reinscribed as consent and affection.
    • p. 4
  • Desires that are congruent with the law of the master are interpellated by the enslaved, remembered, and passed on to the generations as their own.
    • p. 24
  • What does it mean to occupy and to speak from this position of shame (the position from which one cannot “still turn round to and say, ‘At least I am not a ______’”) without being shamed?
    • p. 99
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