Articles written by: Christopher Winks

Christopher Winks is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College/CUNY and a writer, translator, and scholar of comparative modernisms, with particular emphasis on Caribbean, Latin American, and African-American literature. He is the author of Symbolic Cities in Caribbean Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and he has published articles, reviews, and translations (from French and Spanish) in many journals and edited collections. He is the editor and co-translator with Adriana González Mateos of Los danzantes del tiempo, a bilingual English-Spanish anthology of Kamau Brathwaite’s poems that received the 2011 Casa de las Américas prize. Among the other authors he has translated are Jorge Luis Borges, Edouard Glissant, José Kozer, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Cecilia Vicuña, and Lila Zemborain. Current translation projects include Labyrinth, a bilingual English-Spanish anthology of the selected writings of Cuban poet Lorenzo García Vega (Junction Press, forthcoming 2018) and the poetry of Haitian surrealist Magloire Saint-Aude.

Beyond Idiocy, Towards Involvement
Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 2

Beyond Idiocy, Towards Involvement

“It is not a matter of governing; still less of being governed.” Marcel Havrenne Hannah Arendt reminds us that “…to the Greeks, private life seemed ‘idiotic’ because it lacked the diversity that comes with speaking about something and thus the experience of how things really function in the world” (Arendt […]

Fabulous Freedom and the Needful Now
Convergence / International / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Fabulous Freedom and the Needful Now

Humans live by and through stories, those told to them and those they tell themselves and others. As one such type of story, the fable is of particular importance in shaping consciousness insofar as its intent is to impart moral guidance for living in the world, often conveyed into the […]