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Becoming PastHistory in Contemporary Art$
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Jane Blocker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816696970

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.001.0001

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Incorrect and Incomplete

Incorrect and Incomplete

Ross Mcelwee’s Fictions and Samuel Delany’s Lies

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(p.73) Three Incorrect and Incomplete
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Becoming Past
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Jane Blocker

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.003.0004

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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