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Black Radical Tragic"Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"$
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Jeremy Matthew Glick

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479844425

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.001.0001

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Coda

Coda

Black Radical Tragic Propositions

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Black Radical Tragic
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Jeremy Matthew Glick

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0008

By way of propositional logic, I present ten theses on the Black Radical Tragic that both clarify what I mean by the term and chart ten points for further study and thinking. These propositions bring Hegel’s concept of “the actual” into play with key issues of Black radicalism around questions of anti-slavery historiography, the archive, repetition, and abstract thinking. I discuss these issues by way of aphoristic mediations on the Simone de Beauvoir on Frantz Fanon, Derek Walcott on Christophe’s Citadel, the music of Swans, Charles Mingus, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, the slavery historiography of Eugene Genovese and Sybille Fischer, W.E.B. DuBois and Joseph Stalin’s historical dialectic, and Hegel on the problem of Abstract thought.

Keywords:   the actual, abstraction, RZA, Charles Mingus, Swans, W.E.B. DuBois, Frantz Fanon, Raoul Peck, Joseph Stalin

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