Nat Turner and the Late Emancipation Novel

A public lecture in connection with the graduate seminar, “Postwar New York,” organized by Joshua Kotin and sponsored by Postwar New York: Workshops, a Humanities Council Magic Grant for Innovation, and the Department of English.

Mar 5, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm



Event Description
Chris Freeburg

Christopher Freeburg is an award-winning author of three scholarly books: Melville in the Idea of Blackness (Cambridge UP, 2012), Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life (University of Virginia Press, 2017), and Counterlife: Slavery after Resistance and Social Death (Duke UP, 2021). He has just finished his first trade book, Soul: A Brief History of Black Cultural Life, which will be published by Yale University Press next year.

“Nat Turner and the Late Emancipation Novel” comes from Freedom Acts, a book in-progress that reimagines the problem of objectification in seminal works of African American literature.

  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council
  • Department of African American Studies