This year, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, turns 20 years old. The journal also published its 50th issue, “What is Journal Work?” which features a preface by editor David Scott on Small Axe and the ethos of journal work.
In celebration of its 20th year and 50th issue, Small Axe is marking the occasion with a roundtable conversation on journal work featuring the contributors to the 50th issue. The speakers are editors (or founders) of notable journal platforms and will discuss ways to think about the distinctive work—in all its dimensions—of journals in intellectual and artistic innovation and intervention.
Small Axe would like to extend the invitation for anyone to join on Friday, 16 September 2016 from 1:00 to 6:30pm at Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor, Barnard Hall, Barnard College. Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate of the Barnard College campus at Broadway and 117th Street. If you cannot attend in person, the event will be streamed live.
There are two parts to the Small Axe celebration: part one will be a roundtable conversation and part two will feature a number of people speaking about the contribution of Small Axe over the twenty years of its existence. See the full schedule:
Part 1: Roundtable Program
What is Journal Work? A Conversation
Moderator: Vanessa Agard-Jones, Small Axe, Souls
Louis Chude-Sokei, The Black Scholar
Lowell Fiet, Sargasso
Kaiama L. Glover and Alex Gil, sx: archipelagos
Sean Jacobs, Africa is a Country
Kelly Baker Josephs, sx salon
Patricia Saunders, Anthurium
Ashwani Sharma, darkmatter
Kuan-Hsing Chen, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements
Yolanda Wood, Anales del Caribe
Part 2: Small Axe Celebration
Moderator: Nijah Cunningham, coordinator, Small Axe Project
Hazel Carby, Yale University
Silvio Torres-Saillant, Syracuse University, Latino Studies Journal
Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University
Closing remarks: David Scott, Small Axe