[Blackstudies-l] 2015 Walter Harding Lecture: "To Speculate Darkly: Slavery, Black Visual Culture, and the Promises and Problems of Print."
lima at geneseo.edu
Wed Nov 11 12:27:00 EST 2015
I'm delighted to announce that this year's Walter Harding Lecture will be
delivered by Prof. Pier Gabrielle Foreman, Ned B. Allen Professor of
English at the University of Delaware, at 7:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
in the Doty Recital Hall.
Prof. Foreman's lecture is entitled "To Speculate Darkly: Slavery, Black
Visual Culture, and the Promises and Problems of Print."
Prof. Foreman is the author of ACTIVIST SENTIMENTS: READING BLACK WOMEN IN
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2009). Part literary
history, part cultural history, ACTIVIST SENTIMENTS examines 19th-century
social, political, and rhetorical practices in the literary and activist
work of Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, Frances E.W. Harper, Victoria Earle
Matthews, and Amelia Johnson.
Prof. Foreman is also co-editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Harriet
Wilson's 1859 autobiographical novel OUR NIG, OR, SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE OF
A FREE BLACK, IN A TWO-STORY WHITE HOUSE, NORTH. SHOWING THAT SLAVERY'S
SHADOWS FALL EVEN THERE. She is faculty director of the Colored Conventions
Project (coloredconventions.org), a digital humanities project that
documents the 19th-century African-American conventions movement through
crowdsourced transcriptions of convention minutes.
As always, the Harding Lecture is free and open to the public. I hope you
can make it and that you'll encourage your students to attend.
Professor and Chair
Department of English
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