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The Acorn

Volume 22, Issue 1, Spring 2022

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Greg Moses The Literature, Poetry, Science Fiction, and Fantasy of Nonviolence
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Amir Jaima The Untold Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Cyborg: On the Post/Super/In-Human Conditions of Black (Anti)Heroism
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Heroism presumes “humanity.” Black candidates for heroism in the United States, however, must often overcompensate for the presumed sub-humanity imposed upon them by the American popular imaginary. By way of an illustration, consider the instructive case of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who, arguably, attains the status of (Black) American Hero in spite of his Blackness. Through a unique account of the life of Dr. King, I will argue that King attains the requisite overcompensation necessary for (Black) American heroism by becoming what João Costa Vargas and Joy James call a Baldwinian Cyborg, a “super human with unnatural capacities to suffer and love.” I will present, here, a literary narrative that weaves speculative fiction into the interstices of the historical record in order to contend that the Black Cyborg is necessary in a world where white Americans are “human” but Black citizens remain aspirations.
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Andrew Fiala, Jennifer Kling, José-Antonio Orosco A Critical Utopia for Our Time: Discussing Star Trek’s Philosophy of Peace and Justice
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book reviews
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Tom Hastings Crowning Achievement
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Court Lewis Peace, Evil, and Cosmopolitanism
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Krishna Mani Pathak Creative Encounters of a Great Friendship
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Contributors
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acknowledgments
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Acknowledgments
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