I have found the topic for the paper I plan to present at next year's Popular Culture Conference. Last night, after making a chicken pot pie and watching Ian and a poet play rockband, we put in the movie Blacula, which Ian had received as a Christmas present from his brother.
Something about othering, about post-coloniality, about worlding? Perhaps struggling through that Spivak article will pay off after all...What does Blacula say about the culture that produced it? How do Blacksploitation films reflect the cultural and political unconscious of the time period, and what does our viewing of it say about today's culture?
His bite was outta sight, indeed.