Focusing primarily on Isaac Julien’s two Paradise Omeros films (2002–3), but also with further reference to Looking for Langston (1989) and Ten Thousand Waves (2010), I explore the figure of the poet and the concept of the poetic in Julien’s visual work. Just as Paradise Omeros engages Derek Walcott, so Looking and Waves draw inspiration from their poets, Langston Hughes and Wang Ping, respectively.
Research Article|November 01 2014
Visualizing Cross-Media Encounters: From Derek Walcott’s Omeros to Isaac Julien’s Paradise Omeros
Peter Erickson is a member of the graduate faculty in theater and a faculty affiliate in African American studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Citing Shakespeare: The Reinterpretation of Race in Contemporary Literature and Art (2007) and co-editor of Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (2000).
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 6-21.
Peter Erickson; Visualizing Cross-Media Encounters: From Derek Walcott’s Omeros to Isaac Julien’s Paradise Omeros. Nka 1 November 2014; 2014 (35): 6–21. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-2827866
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