CFP: [Postcolonial] â'UNKNOWN SLAVERIES?': SLAVE-TRADE and TRAFFICKING in the INDIAN OCEAN" (23/5/08 Warwick, UK)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharae Deckard
contact email: 
S.G.Deckard@warwick.ac.uk

“'UNKNOWN SLAVERIES?': SLAVE-TRADE, MIGRATION, and TRAFFICKING in the
INDIAN OCEAN AND AFRICAN INTERIOR”

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Warwick,
Sponsored by the Arts Faculty Roberts Postdoctoral Fund

Date: Friday, 23 May 2008
Venue: The Writer's Room, Millburn House, The University of Warwick,
Coventry UK
Time: 9:30-6:30

KEYNOTES:

Gwyn Campbell (McGill): "Africa and the Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean
World Global Economy--An Overview"

Françoise Vergès (Goldsmith's): “Indiaoceanic Itineraries of Slavery:
Memories, Histories, Cultures on Reunion Island”

Marcus Wood (Sussex): TBA

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Richard B. Allen (FRC Mass): “Satisfying the Want for Laboring People:
European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1600-1850”

Clare Anderson (Warwick): “Convicts and Coolies: Penal Transportation and
Indentured Migration in the Nineteenth-century Indian Ocean”

Stephanie Jones (Southampton): "The Literary Qualities of Madagascar; or,
Robert Drury's Journal During 15 Years Captivity on that Island."

Andrea Major (Edinburgh): “Sugar, Salvation and 'Satan's Wretched Slaves':
Missionaries, Abolitionists and the question of Slavery in India in the
1820s and 1830s.”

Laura Murphy (Harvard): “In Fear of Albinos with Sacks: Metaphors of the
Slave Trade in African Literature”

Sadie Skinner (Leicester):“Child Trafficking in Francophone African
Literature: the Recovery of Historical Memory & Neo-colonial Discourse”
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This is a free workshop, but as places are limited, please email the
organizer of your intended attendance, to aid in the estimation of catering
numbers.

For further information, contact:
Dr. Sharae Deckard,
Dept. of English & Comparative Literary Studies,
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Tel: + 44 (0)7850381147
Email: S.G.Deckard_at_warwick.ac.uk

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