We intend to propose a panel for the 22nd Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association at the University of Macau (29th July to the 2nd August 2019) on the topic of "Global Narratives of Slavery." The conference theme is Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature, and our panel would fall under the sub-theme of "Conversations across Differences."
Our aim is to put literary scholars working on systems of slavery and unfree labor migration in different regions and periods into conversation with each other--for example, trans-Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and trans-Saharan narratives of slavery (by which we mean not only narratives written or produced by the enslaved themselves, but also the legal, historiographical, administrative or fictional narratives that circulate about the enslaved and slavery).
Please send c. 250-word abstracts and short bios to Nienke Boer (email@example.com) and Gretchen Head (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 18th. You may also direct any questions to us.
More information on the conference: https://icla2019.medmeeting.org/Content/105484