"Race, Memory, and Reclamation: 'There are Years that Ask Questions and Years that Answer' [Zore Neale Hurston], School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, 07-09 September 2007.
The anniversary of abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in Britain (2007) and the United States raises all sorts of pertinent questions. The conference will be reflecting on the commemoration of various histories within the United States and will consider questions such as:
How have the histories of subaltern groups been commemorated within these specific communities?
How have the ways in which various peoples have scripted their remembrances of these pasts changed over time?
Can remembrances of these histories in their various forms be regarded as a form of cultural resistance and/or resurrection?
What are the implications of commemorative history to both dominant and subaltern groups within American society?
Professor Stanley Engerman and Professor Leslie A. Schwalm will be gining keynote lectures.
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