The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Legacies of the New World Avenger, with Laurent Dubois, Julia Gaffield, and Grégory Pierrot

Friday, May 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Wilson 142

2019 marks the 15th-anniversary of the publication of Laurent Dubois’s Avengers of the New World (2004), the first narrative history of the Haitian Revolution to be published in the English language since the landmark appearance of C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins in 1938. Dubois' book heralded a new era of interest in the Haitian Revolution among Anglophone scholars. Several newer books that were published in the wake of these earlier works include Julia Gaffield’s Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition After Revolution (2015) and Grégory Pierrot’s The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture (2019). In this, the inaugural event of the Conversations in Caribbean Studies Colloquium, these authors will discuss the broad impact of studies of the New World Avenger on the fields of Haitian, Caribbean, Atlantic, and American historical, literary, and cultural studies.

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