About Panteleimon Tsiokos

Panteleimon Tsiokos holds a B.A. (Hons) with Distinction in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he is currently conducting his M.A. in English and American Studies. He has attended summers schools, numerous conferences, symposiums and seminars and he is now taking his first publishing steps. He is a member of national and European associations and his research interests include English and American ethnic, minority and postcolonial literature, issues of identity in postmodernist anglophone literature, the politics of immigration as well as terrorism and the urban space.

Veiled Interpretations of Du Bois’s ‘The Souls of Black Folk’ (1903)

Du Bois’s work The Souls of Black Folk (1903) attempts to capture the quintessential twentieth century problem “of the color-line” (713), that is the problem of racial belonging and identification. In these terms, Du Bois cautiously steps within the “Veil” of his racial segregation, a capitalized term he coins to help readers visualize the obscure barrier that separates the two worlds, and attempts to decipher the subliminal fluctuations of a blackness vastly treated as a flaw. This is the exact point which Du Bois delves into in order to staple together multiple thematic concerns. Continue reading