CLR James, Politics and Aesthetics

Running time: 1:29:48

This filmed panel features papers which explore how CLR James approaches questions of aesthetics and the politics of creative activity in his seminal work Beyond a Boundary and elsewhere in his writings. The papers & speakers are as follows:

  1. The Very Stuff of Human Life: James on cricket, history and human nature. Presenter: Andrew Smith, University of Glasgow.
  2. Searching within the Boundaries: Modernism, Africanism, and the Worldview of C.L.R. James. Presenter: David Austin, John Abbott College, Montreal.
  3. Performance and Civilizational Sociology in Beyond a Boundary. Presenter: Paget Henry, Brown University.

This programme was filmed by WORLDwrite CLR James project volunteers at The Beyond A Boundary Conference held at The University Of Glasgow in 2013. The conference marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of CLR James’ outstanding classic Beyond A Boundary.

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