The Haitian Revolutionary Tragic

Peter Reed

University of Mississippi

Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, Peter Reed is the author of Rogue Performances (Palgrave, 2009) and essays on Atlantic minstrelsy, Caribbean performance, and the impact of the Haitian Revolution on American performance culture. His current project, Dancing on the Volcano, examines American culture’s fascination with Haiti and performances of race and revolution. Reed received his doctorate from Florida State University and is the past holder of research fellowships from the NEH, the American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Harvard’s Houghton Library, Yale’s Beinecke Library, and the Library of Congress.


The panel will begin with Reed’s query: How did the Haitian Revolution come to be tragic and, by extension, remake notion of the tragic in the long nineteenth-century? Drawing on refugee accounts, novels and short stories,... [ view full abstract ]


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P91 » "Tragedy from Below": Tragic Climates in C19 (09:00 - Sunday, 25th March, Fiesta III-IV)

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