"Memory is a tough place. You were there": Reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen, a Living Archive

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2021
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Haverford College. Department of English
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A focus on Claudia Rankine's use of the second person in her self-described lyric Citizen, in which I argue she invites all readers toparticipate in what ends up being a form of "wake work," a term coined by Christina Sharpe in her book In the Wake: on Blacknessand Being.
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