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On the Issue of Mattering: Black Lives and the Changing Landscape of Resistance

Dr. Brandon Manning

Texas Christian University Assistant Professor of English

Brandon J. Manning is an Assistant Professor of Black Literature and Culture in the Department of English and is affiliated with the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department as well as Women and Gender Studies Department at Texas Christian University. His current book project, At Wit’s End: Black Masculinity and Vulnerability in Contemporary Satire, is an examination of black masculine performance and vulnerability through the lens of contemporary satire and is under contract with Rutgers University Press. The project reflects his scholarly and pedagogical interests in contemporary African American literary and cultural studies, black popular culture, black feminist theory, sexuality studies, and humor studies. He has published a number of essays in journals and edited collections and coedited a special issue of “The Black Scholar” on Black Masculinities and the Matter of Vulnerability.