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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


08.09.2020 | Seminar

Kolonialismens vedholdenhed/The persistence of colonialism

Lecture series in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus 2021-22

20.05.2020 | Bevillinger

Grant for new research project: Authoring slavery: Authorship and agency in narratives of slavery in Ghana

New collective research project in collaboration with colleagues from University of Ghana, Cape Coast University and National Museum of Ghana

ons 07 okt
15:00-18:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus
Kolonialismens fysiske spor
Kolonialismens vedholdenhed #1
ons 21 okt
19:00-21:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus
Filmklub: White Material
Introduktion ved Karen Margrethe Simonsen og Mads Anders Baggesgaard
tor 22 okt
15:00-18:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus
Den videndes magt
Kolonialismens vedholdenhed #2
ons 09 dec
16:00-18:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus
Kolonialisme: En nordisk virkelighed
Kolonialismens vedholdenhed #4
ons 29 apr
12:22-12:22 | Puerto Rico
The Virgin Islands in the Colonial Imaginary - postponed to 2022
Stream at the conference Colonial Entanglements held by the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
tor 16 jan
13:00-16:15 | Bygning 1463, lokale 515
Seminar om historie, sprog og litteratur i Caribisk kontekst
ons 20 nov
13:00-16:00 | Lille sal, Langelandsgade 143
Images of present-day slavery
Opening seminar for the Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery November 20, 2019, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 141
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 29 aug
22:49-22:49 | Kaløvig
Horror Stories and Freedom Fighters: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Caribbean
Workshop, Kaløvig centret
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 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)
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
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