Anthony Bogues: “There is a Philosophy of History which resides in the arts of the Imagination”
This lecture will explore the contours of this “philosophy of history” which emerges through the cultural practices of Caribbean art. The lecture will posit that Caribbean arts are involved in a continuous dialogue between the history and the present. Following Glissant, Caribbean culture is an oral and visual language with structures of thought and practices which rework some of the conventional western thought and practices of history. It will explore the significance of the concept of the marvelous as an “aesthetic regime” embedded within Caribbean life and the various debates around it.