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Fugitive testimony : on the visual logic of slave narratives / Janet Neary.

Author:
Neary, Janet [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
  • "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.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other title(s):
On the visual logic of slave narratives
ISBN:
  • 9780823272891 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0823272893 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780823272907 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0823272907 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016014311
OCLC:
941874950
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