Kelly Baker Josephs specializes in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Digital Humanities. Josephs was the 2016-17 Sterling Brown Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College and a Scholar-in-Residence at the NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Spring 2019). Her book, Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature
(2013), considers the ubiquity of madmen and madwomen in Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1980. She is currently working on two book projects: a collection co-edited with Roopika Risam for the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, titled The Digital Black Atlantic
, and a monograph, titled Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age
, that explores the intersections between new technologies and Caribbean cultural production. Josephs is the editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform [smallaxe.net]
and manages The Caribbean Commons
Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature
(Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, October 2013).
“‘Kingston Full of Them’: Madwomen at the Crossroads” in Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge
, Eds. Bénédicte Ledent, Evelyn O’Callaghan, and Daria Tunca (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018):19-38.
“Teaching the Digital Caribbean: The Ethics of a Public Pedagogical Experiment
” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
13 (June 2018).
“Handling with Care: Handling with Care: On editing, invisibility, and affective labor” Special section on “What is Journal Work” Small Axe
no. 50 (July 2016): 98-105.
Special edited journal issue: The Work of Paule Marshall Today [anth.ubiquitypress.com]
, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
14.1 (Spring 2017).
Special edited journal issue: The Caribbean Digital [smallaxe.net]
, co-eds Kaiama L. Glover and Alex Gil, sx archipelagos: a small axe journal of digital practice
1 (May 2016).
Special edited journal section: The Brathwaite Effect [smallaxe.net]
(special section with three interviews and co-edited bibliography). sx salon: a small axe literary platform
. 27 February 2018.