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MIDEX Online Talk Stephanie Volder

The UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (in conjunction with IBAR and the In Conversation Lecture Series) will host its first online talk.

Stephanie Volder (Aarhus University) will present on “Tropical Horror Stories of Resistance – Poisoning, Obeah and Slave Rebellion in Matthew Lewis’s Journal of a West India Proprietor

The presentation will take place on 19 May 2020 from 4 to 5 pm via Microsoft Teams.

Please find a poster to download here.

Short bio:

Stephanie M. Volder is a PhD fellow in Comparative Literature at Aarhus University in Denmark. She is a member of the Centre for the Studies of the Literatures and Cultures of Slavery at Aarhus University.

Stephanie’s project “Gothic images of slavery and rebellion: The dispute over the meaning of freedom in the transatlantic press culture of Jamaican slavery, 1800-1834” explores how Anglophone transatlantic writers shaped and reworked a vocabulary of Gothic and racist stock tropes in representations of slave rebellions in the British-West Indies. The project looks at how these Gothic images of slave rebellion took part in a larger dispute over the meaning of freedom in European and colonial emancipation debates in the early 19th-century.