Volume 42, Issue 1 Black Performance

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This special volume seeks to engage the diversity of voices that explore Black lives and Black stories via the live and recorded mediums of theater, film, and video. Of central concern to these texts is the investigation of Black identities through the lenses of Black feminism, queer theory, love and desire, family, class, labor, land and geography, economics, forms of mobility and passing, and historic and contemporary structures of racism. An investigation into the performance of Blackness—feeling, knowing, presence, sensation, voice, time—is also of prime importance to the authors featured in this volume.