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Neo-Slave Narratives Conference

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16 & 17 June 2022 

Location: 

*University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Campus

The conference aims to identify the political, historical, and aesthetic origins of slave narratives whilst also considering how neo-slave narratives re-imagine the slave narrative tradition, its tropes and its form.

 

The original African American and Caribbean slave narratives of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (for example, those by Olaudah Equiano, Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass) have been revisited in the twentieth and twenty first century neo-slave narrative genre that includes works of poetry, prose, drama, film and art. Neo-slave narratives exist in many forms, including the historical novel, science fiction, memoir, and the gothic. The conference aims to identify the political, historical, and aesthetic origins of slave narratives whilst also considering how neo-slave narratives re-imagine the slave narrative tradition, its tropes and its form. At the end of her own seminal neo-slave narrative Beloved (1987), Toni Morrison writes of how the history of slavery “is not a story to pass on”, famously ambivalent words that invite us to consider why the slave narrative continues to be passed on, told in ever more diverse and imaginative forms of remembrance.

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Attendee CategoryCost   
Admission both days - Non-Student£20.00[Read More]
Admission both days - Student£0.00[Read More]

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