2020 Program Sessions

385. Performing Slavery’s Reinventions

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 603

Session Information


1: The Correlation of Objects in Georgia Douglas Johnson’s Plumes

Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

2: Slavery and the Haitian Revolution in Langston Hughes’s Emperor of Haiti and Aimé Césaire’s The Tragedy of King Christophe

Shane D. Graham, Utah State U

3: ‘Stories That Never Stop’: Fugitivity and Neo–Slave Performance

Stacie McCormick, Texas Christian U

4: Overwhelm Them with Fake Destruction: Metatheatricality and Slavery’s Affective Scripts

Tina Post, U of Chicago


R. Darren Gobert, Duke U


Douglas Jones Jr., Rutgers U, New Brunswick