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Fugitive testimony : on the visual logic of slave narratives

Author: Janet Neary
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Fugitive Testimony examines African American slave narratives in light of contemporary artists' use of the genre within their visual art at the end of the twentieth century. It identifies a sustained representational strategy employed by black cultural producers across time to challenge the racial presumptions that manifest as artistic constraints."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Neary
ISBN: 9780823272891 0823272893 9780823272907 0823272907
OCLC Number: 941874950
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : representational static --
Sight unseen : contemporary visual slave narratives --
Behind the scenes and inside out : Elizabeth Keckly's use of the slave narrative form --
Optical allusions: textual visuality in running a thousand miles for freedom --
"The shadow of the cloud" : racial speculation and cultural vision in Solomon Northup's Twelve years a slave --
Gestures against movements : Henry Box Brown and economies of narrative performance --
Epilogue : racial violence, racial capitalism, and reading revolution: Harriet Jacobs, John Jones, Kerry James Marshall, and Kyle Baker.
Other Titles: On the visual logic of slave narratives
Responsibility: Janet Neary.

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In this original book Janet Neary views nineteenth-century slave narratives through the lens of contemporary art. This innovative strategy enables her to bring into focus the visual work of slave Read more...

 
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