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Black Prometheus : race & radicalism in the age of Atlantic slavery

Author: Jared Hickman; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, © 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

An innovative transnational literary study, Black Prometheus tracks the mythical figure's surprising resonance in Anglo-American antislavery discourse from 1800 until the end of the U.S. Civil War.


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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Hickman; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780190272586 0190272589 9780190272593 0190272597
OCLC Number: 1164135395
Description: 528 stron : ilustracje ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic SlaveryChapter 1 Globalization and the Gods: A Theory of Race and--or as--ModernityChapter 2 The Terms of Prometheus's Liberation: Romanticism, Slavery, and the Titan's TriumphChapter 3 Africa versus the Absolute Idealism and Its OthersChapter 4 The Afro-Promethean "Science of the Stars"Chapter 5 Re-binding Prometheus to the Caucasus: Idealism's Other SolutionChapter 6 Imam Shamil or, the Modern Prometheus of CaucasusChapter 7 Rebellious Fictions: Black Prometheus and the Undoing of the Novelistic FormChapter 8 Byronic AbolitionismIndex
Responsibility: Jared Hickman.


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Black Prometheus is an ambitious and learned study. Arcing from Aeschylus to the Shelleys, from Banneker to Byron and Douglass to DuBois, Jared Hickman discloses our finite globe as the theater of Read more...

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