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Afrofuturism, Womanist Phenomenology, and The Black Imagination of Independent Comicons: A Liberative Revisioning of Black Humanity

Abstract The world of speculative fiction infuses the soul with the hope of the imaginary. My dissertation examines Afrofuturistic liminal imaginary space and the ways it is experienced as life-giving spaces. The imaginary and the aesthetics it births are formularies for art forms that speak to the hope of a transformed future. Speculative fiction, although in the realm of the imaginary, is an enlivened approach to express in the present collective possibilities and hopes of the people within those very imagined futures. During the past three decades, particularly, Black speculative fiction has been increasingly at the core of the new cultural productions of literature, film, horror, comics, fantasy, and music which tell the story of African descend... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Young-Scaggs, Sakena De (Author) / Martinez, Jacqueline M (Advisor) / Anderson, Lisa M (Committee member) / Anokye, Akua D (Committee member) / James, Stanlie M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Philosophy / Epistemology / African American studies / Africana Existentialism / Afrofuturism / Comic Conventions / Liminal space / Phenomenology / Womanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 167 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Women and Gender Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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