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508. Performing Blackness in the Nineteenth Century

Monday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago A–B, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Presiding: Harvey Young, Northwestern Univ.

1. "Being Touched: Sojourner Truth's 'Spiritual Theatre' and the Genealogy of Radical Black Activism," Jayna Brown, Univ. of California, Riverside

2. "Frederick Douglass and the 'Claims' of Democratic Individuality in Antebellum Political Theory," Douglas Jones, Princeton Univ.

3. "’Dey Make Me Say Dat All De Time: Performance Art, Objecthood, and Joice Heth's Sonic of Dissent," Uri McMillan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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