Pedagogy Roundtable: Anti-Slavery Texts and Their Discontents

Join our distinguished panelists for a conversation about classroom approaches to nineteenth-century anti-slavery literature in the current era of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The roundtable will host a variety of scholars to discuss teaching race and racial ideology in texts of the long nineteenth century, just as abolition and emancipation movements took hold of poltical and literary imaginaries across the globe. Invited speakers include Kimberly Brown (MHC) whose recent book from Duke UP investigates African American women's bodies within literary and visual culture, Patricia Matthew (Montclair State Univ) whose work focuses on gender and race in novels of the long eighteenth century as well as institutional pressures related to race and advancement, Frances Botkin (UMBC) whose work on the Caribbean has won her NEH and Fulbright grants, and Sean Gordon, a Ph. D. Candidate in American Literature at UMass Amherst.