Abstract

Abstract:

This essay critically reads Simon Gikandi's Slavery and the Culture of Taste (2011) and poses questions about Gikandi's method of reading allegorically. By closely analyzing his discussion of the painting Two Africans by Rembrandt van Rijn in particular, and scrutinizing how Gikandi sometimes relies on historical and art-historical contextualization and at other moments does not, I argue that his interpretations of the past are up for debate.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-147X
Print ISSN
0012-8163
Pages
pp. 329-342
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-26
Open Access
No
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