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Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery

The Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery

The Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery (CLCS) connects a series of research initiatives related to modern (1440-) forms of slavery and their past and present repercussions across continents. The centre has three main areas of inquiry:

  1. The relationship between slavery and cultural production in the colonial world.
  2. The processing of the memory and inheritance of slavery in its different forms in contemporary art and literature.
  3. Cultural and literary reflections and interventions in relation to contemporary forms of slavery.

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The centre houses the research project Reading slavery


07.03.2019 | Kursus

Deadline for applications for Summerschool: April 1

The deadline for applying for our Summerschool: Reading Narratives of Slavery, Memory and Human Rights (August 1-10) is approaching.

06.03.2019 | Udgivelse

Call for papers: Reading and Narrating Post-Slavery

Call for papers special issue journal Slavery & Post-slavery nr. 4, 2020. Deadline for proposals April 5, 2019.

tir 11 jun
15:34-15:34 | Edinburgh
Panel: Connecting Image and Imagination: the Arts on/and African Slavery
Panel at the 8th European Conference on African Studies: Africa: Connections and Disruptions, Edinburgh, June 11-14, 2019
man 29 jul
14:07-14:07 | Macau
Panel: Time and difference in comparative world literary history
Panel at the XXII Congress of the ICLA, Macao SAR, China, July 29-August 2, 2019, Chairs: Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature, University of Chicago) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Comparative Literature, Aarhus University)
tor 01 aug
16:35-16:35 | Aarhus
Summer school: Reading narratives of slavery, memory and human rights
BA-level Summer School (10 ECTS) at Aarhus University
man 07 okt
12:14-12:14 | Aarhus
Ph.d. Conference: Alternative Geographies – New Perspectives on Art and Literature in a Global Age
Ph.D. conference, Aarhus University, October 7-9, 2019, in collaboration with Nanjing University
tor 24 jan
15:22-15:22 | New York, USA
Workshop: Slavery, Authorship and Literary Culture
Maison française, Columbia University, New York, January 24-26, 2019