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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities | Department of English and American Studies | News | Conferences, lecture series & events | Archive | 2010 | DGfA Convention | Workshop 4: Property – Belonging – Autonomy: Economies in (Neo-) Slave Narratives and Fictions of Slavery

Workshop 4: Property – Belonging – Autonomy: Economies in (Neo-) Slave Narratives and Fictions of Slavery

Chairs: Christa Buschendorf / Stephanie Müller (Frankfurt)

  1. Catrin Gersdorf (FU Berlin): The Cool and the Calm: Emotional Modernity and the Economy of Slavery in Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass
  2. Laura Bieger (FU Berlin): The Known Worlds of Place, Community and Property: Economies of Belonging in Edward P. Jones
  3. Heike Schäfer (Mannheim): Sounding the Psychological Costs of Enslavement and Autonomy: Toni Morrison’s Use of Polyphonic Narration in A Mercy
  4. Stefanie Müller (Frankfurt): The Logic of Property in Toni Morrison's A Mercy