The Paperwork of Whiteness: Civic Print and Performance in Thomas Dixon's "The Clansman: An American Drama"

Scott Pett

Rice University

Scott Pett is a PhD candidate in the English department at Rice University. His dissertation examines the literary and cultural histories of US citizenship through the dual lenses of "crisis" and "coloniality" in American membership politics. 


No piece of cultural or political performance has done more than Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman: An American Drama (1905) to shape an ongoing climate of white supremacist grievance and anti-black panic. Yet, the hotly-debated... [ view full abstract ]


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Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates


S5 » Seminar 5: Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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