African American Worldmaking in the Long Nineteenth Century
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We’re talking American Studies, Black Canadian Studies, Postcolonial studies, subjectivity and agency, HBCUs, Monticello, Sally Hemings, Zora Neale Hurston, Dawn, --- and that’s just the beginning. Featuring Chet'la Sebree (Bucknell University), Erik Redling (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Michael Drexler (Bucknell University), Nele Sawallisch (Obama Institute, University of Mainz), Nicole Waller (University of Potsdam) and Niya Bates (International Center for Jefferson Studies). Hosted by Yasmin Künze & Verena Adamik (University of Potsdam). 

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Works Cited

Drexler, Michael. The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr. 2014.

Drexler, Michael. The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States. 2016.

Goodman, Nelson. Ways of Worldmaking. 2013.

Redling, Erik. Translating Jazz into Poetry: From Mimesis to Metaphor. 2017.

Redling, Erik. “Speaking of Dialect”: Translating Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales Into Postmodern Systems of Signification. 2006.

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Sawallisch, Nele. Fugitive Borders: Black Canadian Cross-Border Literature at Mid Nineteenth Century. Transcript, 2019.

Sebree, Chet’la. Mistress. New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2019.

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Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, et al. Imperative Zur Neuerfindung Des Planeten = Imperatives to Re-Imagine the Planet. 2013.

Ward, Samuel Ringgold. Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: His Anti-slavery Labours in the United States, Canada, & England. London: John Snow, 1855. Documenting the American South. 2001. Web. 25 Aug. 2012.

Warren, Richard. Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of Rev. Richard Warren, (A Fugitive Slave). Written By Himself. Hamilton: Christian Advocate, 1856. Internet Archive. Edmonton. Web. 4 March 2013. 

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Title: pine voc - coconut macaroon; Author: Stevia Sphere; Source: License: Royalty Free Open Music from

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