About Joe Lockard
Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Antislavery Literature Project. His most recent book was Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (Peter Lang, 2008). He teaches early American literature, early African American literature, comparative ethnic literatures, and social protest literature.
Imagine writing seriously about French intellectual history without speaking French. Consider publishing books on Mayan indigenous cultures without knowing their languages. The pretense of knowledge and political bankruptcy would be self-evident. Yet this sort of intellectual masquerade occurs much too … Read More