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Introduction: Performing Objects

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction begins with a brief discussion of Lorraine O’Grady’s Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to discuss the risks and rewards of becoming the subject and object of art. It delineates the three key ... More


Experiments in Freedom: Fugitive Science in Transatlantic Performance

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the history of racist and anti-racist science as it was expressed in transatlantic performance from the 1830s through the 1850s. It maps a genealogy of overlap and exchange ... More


Conclusion Documenting Black Performance: Key Considerations

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter utilizes archival evidence to argue that scholars must rethink how we identify a powerful theatrical space. Trees, telephone poles, and bridges became stages upon which ... More


The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

James Smethurst

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834633
eISBN:
9781469603100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878088_smethurst
Subject:
History, African-American History

The period between 1880 and 1918, at the end of which Jim Crow was firmly established and the Great Migration of African Americans was well under way, was not the nadir for black culture, the author ... More


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