Sophie White Plans London Global Gateway Conference on "Slave Narratives in British and French America, 1700-1848"

Author: Rebecca Corrente

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On July 14–15, 2017, an international group of scholars will gather at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway for a conference called Slave Narratives in British And French America, 1700–1848.

Organized by Sophie White of the University of Notre Dame and Trevor Burnard of the University of Melbourne, this conference seeks to propel our thinking about how we understand the quotidian existence of enslaved people in the two biggest slave systems in the Greater Caribbean during the height of plantation slavery. Specifically, this conference focuses on alternative types of slave narratives and interrogates how such narratives were produced, the slave societies in which slave narratives existed, and the meanings that we can attach to such narratives.

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Sponsored by:
University of Notre Dame
University of Melbourne 

With support from:
Department of Africana Studies
Department of American Studies
Department of History
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Fund
Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Notre Dame International, Global Collaboration Initiative