Richard Iton sought to index the “minor key sensibilities” of Black Politics in the forms on the “underground,” the “vagabond” and the “deviant.”
“TRANSITION WITH A REAL SLOW FADE”: THE LIFE AND WORK OF RICHARD ITON
(Vol. 16 #3/4)
Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University and
Lester Spence, Johns Hopkins University
With his book In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era, Professor Richard Iton represents the best of what cultural theorist Stuart Hall imagined more than 40 years ago when he began to formulate what would later be known as Black Cultural Studies.
Iton was also well known for his scholarly generosity with his students and colleagues. It is in this spirit that SOULS dedicated this special issue, generative of that life and that work. The issue features articles that wrestle with, address and engage some of the themes and dilemmas that defined Richard Iton’s career.