The ocular truth: C.L.R. James's England

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This article addresses C.L.R. James's stay in England during the 1930s. It looks at how he developed an historical materialist poetics through a reading of Marxist historiography and Romantic poetry, but also proposes the significance of an unpublished reference to Othello for understanding James's cultural politics during this time, as well as his reflections on his life in the metropole and in the colony.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-50
Number of pages16
JournalCritical Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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