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New black feminist criticism, 1985-2000. with Gloria Bowles, M. Giulia Fabi & Arlene Keizer.  University of Illinois Press: Urbana, Illinois, 2007.

"'The Past Is Infinite': History and Myth in Toni Morrison's Trilogy." Social Identities. 6. 4 (2000): 411-423.

 Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Monarch notes. [United States]: Barnes & Noble, 1998.

Yari-Yari conference. North Hollywood, CA: Pacifica Radio Archives, 1997.

Female Subjects in Black and White Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. with Elizabeth Abel and Helene Moglen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs. Video. With Marlon T. Riggs, Karen Everett, Barbara Christian, Deborah Hoffman, Brian Freeman, Vivian Kleiman, and Rhodessa Jones. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1996.

Feminist Theory and Practice. Signs, vol. 21, nr. 4. Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

"Camouflaging Race and Gender." REPRESENTATIONS. 55 (1996): 120-128.

"A Rough Terrain: The Case of Shaping an Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers" in The Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions, and Interventions, David Palumbo-Liu. Minneapolis, Minn: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Charles Johnson. With Matteo Bellinelli and Edwina Moore. Video. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1994. Written by Barbara Christian. A California Newsreel release of an SSR-RTSI Swiss Television production. African American philosopher and novelist Charles Johnson presents his views of a black American literature that explores universal metaphysical questions and draws from both Eastern and Western philosophical viewpoints. (from WorldCat)

Introduction to Everyday Use by Alice Walker. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994. Edited by Barbara Christian.

"Diminishing Returns: Can Black Feminism(s) Survive the Academy?" in Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader, ed. David Theo Goldberg. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell Publishers, 1994.

"Novels For Everyday Use," in Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Ed. Gates, Henry Louis, and Anthony Appiah. Amistad Research Center. New York: Amistad, 1993.

"Layered Rhythms: Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison." Modern Fiction Studies. 39. 3 and 4, Fall/Winter (1993): 483. (Toni Morrison double issue) West Lafayette, IN: Dept. of English, Purdue University.

"Remembering Audre Lorde." Women's Review of Books v 10 n 6 March 1993.

"Fixing Methodologies: Beloved." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL. 58. 2 (1993): 5.

"Your Silence Will Not Protect You: A Tribute to Audre Lorde." Berkeley Women's Law Journal.  v 8 1993.


"Naylor's Geography: Community, Class and Patriarchy in The Women of Brewster Place and Linden Hills," in  Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Ed. Gates, Henry Louis, and Anthony Appiah. Amistad literary series. Distributed by Penguin USA. New York: Amistad, 1993.


"A Checkered Career- The Street by Ann Petry." Women's Review of Books v9 n10-11 July 1992.


In Black and White Conversations with African American Writers. Video. With Matteo Bellinelli et al. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992.

Alice Walker. Video. With Alice Walker, Matteo Bellinelli, Larry Adelman and Edwina Moore. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1992.


Toni Morrison: A Conversation with Toni Morrison. Video. With Toni Morrison and Matteo Bellinelli. In black and white, 3. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992.


"What Celie Knows That You Should Know" in Anatomy of Racism. Ed. David Theo Goldberg. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.


"The Subversive We-Search: Too Active To Be English." Iowa English Bulletin v 38 1990.


"Conference Call- Barbara Christian, Ann DuCille, Sharon Marcus, Elaine Marks, Nancy K. Miller, Sylvia Schafer, Joan W. Scott." Differences (Bloomington, Indiana); v. 2, no. 3. Fall 1990.


"The Race For Theory" in  The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse. Ed. Abdul R. JanMohamed and David Lloyd. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.


reprinted in:

Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination: A Socialist-Feminist Reader. Ed. Karen V. Hansen and Ilene J. Philipson. Women in the political economy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.


Gender and Theory: Dialogues on Feminist Criticism. Ed. Linda S. Kauffman. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1989.



The Post Colonial Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1995.

"But Who Do You Really Belong To - Black Studies or Women's Studies?"  Women's Studies v 17 n 1 / 2, 1989.


also in:

Across Cultures: The Spectrum of Women's Lives. Ed. Emily K. Abel and Marjorie Pearson.  Studies in gender and culture, v. 4. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1989.


"But What Do We Think We're Doing Anyway?" in Changing Our Own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women. Ed. Cheryl A. Wall. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.


"The Black Woman Artist as Wayward" in  Alice Walker. Ed. Harold Bloom. Modern critical views. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1989.


"We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Political Content in Alice Walker's Novels" in  Radical Voices: A Decade of Feminist Resistance from Women's Studies International Forum. Ed. Renate Klein and Deborah Lynn Steinberg. The Athene series. Oxford [England]: Pergamon Press, 1989.

"On Reading Afro-American Women's Novels." Social Studies Review. 29 (1), pp. 50-54, 1989.

What Do Black Feminist Critics Do? A Look at The Color Purple. Center for the Study of Women in Society. CSWS Speaker series, Spring 1986.


"Trajectories of Self-Definition: Placing Contemporary Afro-American Women's Fiction" in Conjuring: Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Tradition. Ed. Marjorie Pryse and Hortense J. Spillers.Everywoman. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.

Women Working in Literature Conference. [San Francisco]: American Poetry Archive, 1985.

Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers. The Athene series. New York: Pergamon Press, 1985.

"No More Buried Lives: The Theme of Lesbianism in Lorde, Naylor, Shange, Walker." Feminist Issues (New Brunswick, N.J.). 5. 1 (1985).

Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976. Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 52. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1985.  


Teaching Guide. Old Westbury, N.Y.: The Feminist Press, 1980.

"Community and Nature: The Novels of Toni Morrison." Journal of Ethnic Studies Bellingham, WA. 7. 4 1980.


"Califia North." Continuities: Journal from the Black Studies Department, City College New York. 1 (1974).  

Spirit Bloom in Harlem The Search for a Black Aesthetic During the Harlem Renaissance: The Poetry of Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, and Jean Toomer. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University, 1970, 1974.


"Whatever Happened to Bob Kaufman?" Black World 21:11, 21-29, 1972.


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