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Reading Slavery

Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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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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Publication: Kampen om de danske slaver

2017.11.15 | Publication

Publication of anthology in Danish: Kampen om de danske slaver: Aktuelle perspektiver på kolonihistorien

Call for Papers - Haiti and the World: Global Effects of Haitian Tremors – 1791, 2010

2017.09.29 | Publication

Special issue of Karib – Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies (www.karib.no)

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’…

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Recent events

Fri 15 Jan
09:00-17:00 |
The Danish Atlantic
A transdisciplinary symposium on the realities and effects of Denmark’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade
Tue 08 Sep
09:30-12:30 | Store sal, Kasernen, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus University
Slavery and Comparative Literature:
Themes, Methods, and Historical Reality
Wed 20 May
13:00-16:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade, Bygn. 1584, Lok. 124
Slaveriets litteraturhistorie

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