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Black Radical Tragic – "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution" - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Jeremy Matthew Glick


The Black Radical Tragic examines twentieth-century performances and historiography as repetitions of the late-eighteenth-century Haitian Revolution as it relates to struggles for Black freedom and Black self-determination. It engages work by Lorraine Hansberry, Sergei Eisenstein, Frantz Fanon, Raymond Williams, Edouard Glissant, Eugene O’Neill, Orson Welles, Hegel, Malcolm X on Hamlet and Baruch Spinoza, and others. The book enacts a speculative encounter between Bertolt Brecht and C.L.R. James to mine questions of immediacy and mediation, repetition, self-determination, and political theater ... More

Keywords: Haitian Revolution, performance, Black Radicalism, C.L.R. James, Bertolt Brecht, Lorraine Hansberry, repetition, self-determination, Malcolm X

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479844425
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Matthew Glick, author
Hunter College, CUNY

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