Articles & Book Chapters – Prof. Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Articles & Book Chapters

In progress:

“The Tale of Two Museums: Representing Blackness and Jewishness Between Poland and the United States.” (From Museum “Polin” in Warsaw to the National Museum of African American History in Washington D.C.)


“Being James Baldwin, or Everything Is Personal.” Special issue of The New Centennial Review, eds., John Drabinski and Grant Farred. Submitted in copyediting. Spring 2016.


“No House in the World for James Baldwin: Reading Transnational Black Queer Domesticity in St. Paul-de-Vence.” Spatial Perspectives: Essays on Literature and Architecture, eds. T. Mulholland and N. Sierra. Bern, Oxford: Peter Lang: 215-247.

“‘Chained Together in Time and Space’: W.E.B. Du Bois Looks at the Warsaw Ghetto, James Baldwin Regards the Harlem Ghetto.” Special issue, “Black Europe: Subjects, Struggles, and Shifting Perceptions,” of Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International (SUNY Press). Edited by Jean-Paul Rocchi (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée) & Frédéric Sylvanise (Université Paris-Nord Villetaneuse). Vol 4 (2) 2015: pp. 97-112.

“‘The House is Not a Home’: Private Challenges of Preserving James Baldwin’s Public Legacy.” In: “James Baldwin and the Question of Privacy: A Roundtable,“ ed., Brian Norman. The James Baldwin Review. Volume 1, 2015: (October 13, 2015).

“James Baldwin’s Global Imagination.” The Cambridge Companion to James BaldwinEdited by Michele Elam. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp.: 211-226.

“Harlem Streets Can Talk: Affective Disorders of Characterization in the Fiction of James Baldwin.” Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side: Narratives out of Time. Ed. Catherine Rottenberg. SUNY Press, 2013: 133-159.

“From Istanbul to St. Paul-de-Vence: James Baldwin’s The Welcome Table.” James Baldwin: America and Beyond, eds., Bill Schwartz and Cora Kaplan. June 2011, University of Michigan Press, pp. 188-208.

Review Essay of Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions, ed., Christopher M. Bell. Lit Verlaag, 2010. Collegium for African American Research web site: (August 10, 2011).

“From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s: The Architectonics of Race and Sexuality in Giovanni’s Room. In Walter Benjamin and Architecture. Ed. Gevork Hartoonian. Routledge: London and New York, 2010: 51-73.

“Global Feminisms and the Polish ‘Woman’: Cultural and Historical Contexts of Representing Activism and the Feminine since 1989.” With Justine M. Paś. Kritika Kultura 16 (A Refereed Electronic Journal of Literary, Cultural, and Language Studies: Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines):

“Recasting Global Feminisms: Towards a Comparative Historical Approach to Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Activism.” Co-authored with Jayati Lal, Kristin McGuire, Abigail J. Stewart, and Justine Pas. Feminist Studies 36.1 (2010): 13-39.

“‘In the Same Boat’: James Baldwin and the Other Atlantic.” Historical Guide to James Baldwin, ed., Douglas F. Field. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009: 177-211.

“The Borderland Foundation in Sejny, Poland.” The Journal of the International Institute, University of Michigan, Spring 2009: 14-15.

“James Baldwin: ‘Stranger in the Village’/Obcy w wiosce.” Czarno na Białym. Afroamerykanie, którzy zmienili Amerykę (Black on White: African Americans Who Changed America). Eds., Ewa Łuczak and Andrzej Antoszek. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawkiego (Warsaw University Press). Warsaw, Poland: 2008: 87-117.

“Racing Transatlantic Passages: James Baldwin’s African ‘America’ and Immigrant Studies.” Cultural Psychology of Immigrants, ed. Ramaswami Mahalingam. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006: 169-96.

“From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s: The Architectonics of Race and Sexuality in Giovanni’s Room.” Architectural Theory Review. Vol. 10, No. 1, 2005: 44-63.

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