Recent publications

Junker, Carsten, and Julia Roth.“Intersektionalität als diskurskritisches Basiskonzept.” Handbuch Diskurs, edited by Ingo H. Warnke, de Gruyter, 2018, pp. 158-70. Handbücher Sprachwissen, 6.

Junker, Carsten. “The 4D List: Knowledge Production of Difference, Diversity, Decolonization, and Destruction.” Voices from Around the World, no. 1, 2018, 6 Aug. 2018.

Junker, Carsten. “Staging the Scaffold: Criminal Conversion Narratives and Racialized Masculinity in the late Eighteenth Century.” Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles: Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging and Civil Rights, edited by Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Patricia Williams Lessane, Liverpool UP, 2018, pp. 77-93. FORECAAST 3.



Junker, Carsten, and Marie-Luise Löffler, editors. Black Studies—Paradigm Shifts, special issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 65, no. 2, 2017.



Junker, Carsten. “Containing Bodies—Enscandalizing Enslavement: Stasis and Movement at the Juncture of Slave-Ship Images and Texts.” Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture, edited by Leigh Raiford and Heike Raphael-Hernandez, U of Washington P, 2017, pp. 13-29.



Junker, Carsten. Patterns of Positioning: On the Poetics of Early Abolition. Winter, 2016. American Studies: A Monograph Series, vol. 271.

“Focusing on both canonical and noncanonical texts before 1808, when the United States abolished the African slave trade, this study situates abolition as a series of formalized practices shaping abolitionist discourse. Junker draws from methods introduced in Stephen Toulmin’s Uses of Argument (1958) to analyze forty-eight topoi, or argumentative structures, as well as narrative figures and generic frames, in order to illustrate how these frameworks transform both the abolitionists and the enslaved. The book focuses on how ‘strategies geared toward overcoming structural inequality potentially reified such inequality and allowed for the personal self-aggrandizement of those who publicly denounced slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.’”
– Brief Mention. American Literature, vol. 89, no. 3, 2017, p. 658.

Junker, Carsten, and Marie-Luise Löffler, editors. Current Perspectives in Transnational Black Studies, special issue of Black Studies Papers, vol. 2, no. 1, 2016,

Junker, Carsten. “Self-Aggrandizement: Discursive Effects of Early Abolitionist Self-Positioning.” Journal for Discourse Studies/Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung, vol. 3, 2016, pp. 241-64.

—. “Marguerite Stix and the Shell: Notes on Disciplinarity and Contradiction.” Quaderna, no. 3, 2015, Accessed 7 Apr. 2016.

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