Peter Erickson: Recent articles focus on visual arts and theatre

Oct. 7, 2009  Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, is the author of four new articles, three focusing on visual art and a fourth on performing race in the theater.  The first three range from the Renaissance to the contemporary: “Invisibility Speaks: Servants and Portraits in Early Modern Visual Culture” in Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies; “The Black Atlantic in the Twenty-First Century: Artistic Passages, Circulations, Revisions” in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art; and “The Power of Prodigality in the Work of Derek Walcott and Harry Berger” in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr. and the Arts of Interpretation (Fordham University Press).  The piece on the visual dimension of the Black Atlantic is an expanded version of Erickson’s introduction to the Black Atlantic Symposium co-organized by the Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute in March 2008.  The final article, in the current issue of Shakespeare Bulletin, is “Casting for Racial Harmony: Strategies of Redemption in Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ Double Play.”