Reading Slavery

Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Reading Slavery - Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The research project Reading Slavery aims to study the literary implications of the transatlantic slave trade, which had a crucial, but often disregarded importance for the cultural development in the nations and regions involved. Through the comparative study of a broad range of literary artefacts related to colonial slavery, the project highlights the reciprocal cultural exchanges between colonies and the colonized world.

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Call for Papers - Slavery, Memory and Literature

2017.06.12 | Workshop

Workshop, Paris, October 18-19 2017, Columbia Global Center and EHESS

Call for articles - Literature, Slavery and the Emotions

2017.05.31 | Publication

Literature associated with slavery provokes and often seeks to provoke emotional responses. This has been most widely studied in the context of late 18th and 19th sentimentalism, a key dimension of abolitionist movements. As a first major case of affective politics, slavery paved the way for more recent efforts to not only ‘harness’…

Three calls for papers

2016.09.06 | Seminar

Call for papers out for: Session at the ACLA in Utrecht, July 2017 (deadline September 27, 2016) Seminar on “Slavery and Emotion”,Martinique, January 6-8 2017 (deadline October 15, 2016). Symposium on Haiti "Shaking Up the World? Global Effects of Haitian Tremors: 1791, 2010", August 2017 (deadline February 1, 2017)

The Dark Continent? Images of Africa in European Narratives about the Congo

2016.01.01 | Publication

English translation of Frits Andersens work on European Narratives on Africa

Upcoming events

Recent events

Wed 10 Aug
09:00-16:32 | Liverpool
Workshop: Reading Slavery: Comparative Studies of the Literature and Culture of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Workshop, 10 August 2016 Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool
Tue 26 Apr
10:00-16:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus
Saint-Domingue/Haiti: Plantation Life, Abolitionism, Revolution
Seminar with historian Paul Cheney, University of Chicago
Tue 02 Feb
08:30-12:00 | Langelandsgade 141 Building 1586 (Forskerhuset), room 114
The politics of Memory: Commemorating the Slave Trade
Seminar with Myriam Cottias

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