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Recent Content

X-Post from H-France: Sepinwall, Review of Evelyne Trouillot Novel on Slavery in Saint-Domingue

Dear colleagues,

H-French-Colonial members may be interested in my review, published in the new issue of H-France's Fiction and Film for French Historians, of Evelyne Trouillot's novel The Infamous Rosalie, which is set in Saint-Domingue in the 1750sThe review is titled "If This is a Woman: Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and the Lost Stories of New-World Slavery."  Trouillot's novel was originally published in French in Paris and Port-au-Prince but is now available in an English translation (Nebraska, 2013).

CFP "Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World", SFPS Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2015

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

In association with Liverpool University Press

Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November 2015

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Confirmed keynote speakers: Mireille Rosello and Kate Averis

SYM: New Scholarship on the Black Atlantic

The History Department of the University of Utah will host a two-day symposium entitled “New Scholarship on the Black Atlantic” on October 2-3, 2015. We welcome proposals for papers that address transnational connections and diasporic identities from scholars who enter the study of the Black Atlantic from a variety of geographical locations, including Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean. Although we encourage those working in an interdisciplinary mode to apply, preference will be given to scholars whose primary training is in History.