The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference

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“The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference” will take place on October 27–28, 2013, at the International Slavery Museum and Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool, England. [For full description, see previous post Call for Papers: The Black Jacobins Revisited—Rewriting History.]

The Conference Programme includes presentations by Selwyn Cudjoe (Wellesley); Robert A. Hill (UCLA and C.L.R. James’s Literary Executor); Bill Schwarz (QMUL); Christian Høgsbjerg (Leeds Met); Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow); Fabienne Viala (University of Warwick); Peter Fraser (Institute of Commonwealth Studies); Nigel Carter (London Met); Raphael Dalleo (Florida Atlantic University); Rawle Gibbons (University of the West Indies, Director of three Caribbean Productions of The Black Jacobins Play); Yvonne Brewster (Director of London Production of The Black Jacobins Play; Founder of Talawa Theatre Company); and Nick Nesbitt (Princeton); among others.

There will also be a reading of extracts—Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History—and the first performance since 1936 of precursor to C.L.R. James’s classic history of the Haitian revolution The Black Jacobins (which started life as a play with Paul Robeson in the lead).

As places are limited, attendees should register as soon as possible online at http://blackjacobins.brownpapertickets.com/. (Registration must be completed by 1 September 2013 at the very latest.)

For more information, please contact conference organizers Dr. Rachel Douglas at Rachel.Douglas@glasgow.ac.uk and Dr. Kate Hodgson at K.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk.

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