Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle

Thu, Nov 15 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

Please join the Five College Seminar Global Cultures of the 19th Century for a talk by Jared Hickman (Johns Hopkins University), entitled "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle." 

Hickman is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins and author of Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2016), a study that charts the modern revival and reinvention of the ancient titan across genres (from slave narrative to high Romantic poetry to Marx's dissertation) and geographies (U.S., Cuba, Brazil, Britain, the Caucasus, and more) and in so doing attempts to map the racialized cosmos of global modernity. He is also the co-editor of two essay collections (with Martha Schoolman) Abolitionist Places (Routledge, 2013) and (with Elizabeth Fenton) Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and he is currently at work on a book tentatively entitled The Romance: An Indigenous History.

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