Black or Red?: The Creation of Identity in the Radical Plays of Langston Hughes

Vrtis, Catherine.


  • Abstract: Langston Hughes, despite his reputation as the measure of an "authentic" black identity in art, was self-consciously performative in his creation of self through his writing. While this is hidden in most of his work due to his mastery of the tropes of "writing race," the constructed nature of his public personae is revealed through his profound shift of artistic position, from primar... read more
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