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“I Can’t Breathe!”: Affective Asphyxia in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric

“I Can’t Breathe!”: Affective Asphyxia in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric Sher Maine M. Jone S “ i c an’ t b re athe!” Aective Asphy ff xia in Claudia Rankine’ s Citizen: An American Lyric I found myself unexpectedly overcome with tears, feeling as if nally fi , after years of being denied some kind of oxygen, I could In these exhale. Finally, someone in a position to awkward do something was going to hold police accountable for their biases and their moments of transgressions. It is a shame it has taken this long for someone to do the right everyday racist thing. It is a shame I, and so many encounters, the others, have lived with this feeling of suffocation for so long. body aches as —Marie, commenter on New York Times website; emphasis added it negotiates whether to On May 2, 2015, Marie, a self-identified young black woman from New York City, posted the precedi ng respond, comment on the New York Times website in response whether to to an article entitled “6 Balti more Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death. ” Her comment expressed relief teach, or at prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s decision to prosecute whether to six police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

“I Can’t Breathe!”: Affective Asphyxia in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Sher Maine M. Jone S “ i c an’ t b re athe!” Aective Asphy ff xia in Claudia Rankine’ s Citizen: An American Lyric I found myself unexpectedly overcome with tears, feeling as if nally fi , after years of being denied some kind of oxygen, I could In these exhale. Finally, someone in a position to awkward do something was going to hold police accountable for their biases and their moments of transgressions. It is a shame it has taken this long for someone to do the right everyday racist thing. It is a shame I, and so many encounters, the others, have lived with this feeling of suffocation for so long. body aches as —Marie, commenter on New York Times website; emphasis added it negotiates whether to On May 2, 2015, Marie, a self-identified young black woman from New York City, posted the precedi ng respond, comment on the New York Times website in response whether to to an article entitled “6 Balti more Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death. ” Her comment expressed relief teach, or at prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s decision to prosecute whether to six police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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