07 Mar Brown-Bag Conversation: “Contextualizing and Rereading Frederick Douglass’ The Heroic Slave”
Robert S. Levine (University of Maryland, College Park)
Monday, March 7, 2016 / 12:00 PM
Professor Levine will be leading us in a discussion of The Heroic Slave. Along with Douglass’ novella itself (available online as an etext), we will be discussing the following selections from Professor Levine’s new Critical and Cultural Edition of The Heroic Slave, available on Amazon for $9.95 ( all royalties benefit the Frederick Douglass Papers, Indianapolis).
*”Contemporary Responses to the Creole Rebellion, 1841-43″ (57-84)
* Excerpt from the “Address at the Great Anti-Colonization Meeting in New York” (123-26)
Guggenheim award-winning Robert S. Levine is Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Author of Conspiracy and Romance (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), and Dislocating Race and Nation (2008), and General Editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, Levine is editor or co-editor of over 20 volumes, including the new Yale cultural and critical edition of Douglass’ The Heroic Slave (2015). His new book is The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard University Press, 2016).
Sponsored by the IHC’s Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom RFG.