Reading Centers and Margins in Narratives of Fugitivity
Friday Lunch with Assistant Professor Kristina Huang
Friday, November 10, 2023
How do we read representations of subaltern, enslaved, or minoritized lives that have been conscripted or distorted by those who do not live under the constant threat of violence and political repression? Drawing from her book manuscript, Kristina Huang turns to narratives of fugitivity that circulated in abolitionist movements at the turn of the nineteenth century. This talk discusses how narratives of fugitivity prompt readers to attend to the relationship genre and institutions.