CFP: Marginalizing the Haitian Revolution (4/15/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

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Christine Gallant
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CFP. SAMLA Convention, Nov. 9-11, 2007. Deadline: April 15, 2007.
Special Session: "Marginalizing the Haitian Revolution." If the
influence of the San Domingan (Haitian) revolution on the late 18^th and
early 19th century world of the Americas as well as Europe is
considered, then it is clear that it rivaled that of the French
Revolution. Yet critics and historians then and now have focused almost
exclusively on the European revolution as the cataclysmic event of the
period. Proposals from scholars are invited for 20-minute papers on
explanations for this, with possible topics including but not limited to
the politics of the British abolitionist movement, the fear of slave
rebellion in other colonies and in America, the prolonged violence
approaching genocide that characterized this event, as well as the more
subterranean psychology of hegemonic racism. Please send 250-word
abstracts with the requisite information in the SAMLA call for papers
guidelines by April 15, 2007 to Christine Gallant, Professor, Department
of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, at <>.

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