[Blackstudies-l] TONIGHT IN DOTY - 2015 Walter Harding Lecture
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You heard Gabrielle Foreman speak at the March a minute ago. Come if you
Join the English department TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM IN DOTY RECITAL HALL for the
2015 Walter Harding Lecture.
This year’s Harding lecturer is Pier Gabrielle Foreman, Ned B. Allen
Professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her talk 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.
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