Beth A. McCoy is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. Her work appears in such journals as PMLA, Contemporary Literature, African American Literature, and College English. Recently, her essay titled “The Archive of the Archive of the Archive: The FEMA Signs of Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Vévés of Vodoun” appears in The Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive (2015). She is at work on a longer project on the book as an anti-black object.