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Incorrect and Incomplete

Incorrect and Incomplete

Ross Mcelwee’s Fictions and Samuel Delany’s Lies

(p.73) Three Incorrect and Incomplete
Becoming Past
Jane Blocker
University of Minnesota Press

This chapter considers the historiographic philosophies of science fiction writer and memoirist Samuel Delany and documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee, especially their concern with the relation between fictional and factual accounts of the past. This chapter explores how their work productively skips in time and place to produce profound historical revelations about race and sexuality and the relation between history and the paternal.

Keywords:   historiographic philosophies, Samuel Delany, Ross McElwee, historical revelations, factual, fictional, race, sexuality, history, paternal

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