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Horror Stories and Freedom Fighters: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Caribbean

Workshop, Kaløvig centret

17.10.2019 | Mads Anders Baggesgaard

Dato tor 29 aug fre 30 aug
Tid 22:49    22:49
Sted Kaløvig

Like other interested observers, authors of fiction struggled to make sense of the revolutionary changes that dominated the Caribbean region in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. From different geographical and temporal positions, these authors were bound to ask questions such as: What happened on the islands? What were the likely or potential consequences of the Haitian revolution and other revolutionary uprisings for the Caribbean region? What literary genre(s) could make sense of and give form to the events? These questions, and the insecurities that caused them, occasioned a rich literature that scholars today struggle to unearth and understand.

Participants:

Mads Anders Baggesgaard, Aarhus University.

Anja Bandau, Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Raphael Hoermann, University of Central Lancashire. 

Jonas Ross Kjærgård, Aarhus University.

Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Aarhus University.

Stephanie Volder, Aarhus University.

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