Summer Reading Group

A Manchester-based summer reading group will meet three times in the lead-up to the conference. All welcome! Please email to request PDF copies of the readings.

Meeting 1: 28 May, 1-3pm, Refuge at the Principal Hotel (the private dining area: reserved)

Anne-Lise François, “Ungiving Time: Reading Lyric by the Light of the Anthropocene” in Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018), 239-258.

—.”‘Shadow Boxing’: Empty Blows, Practice Steps, and Nature’s Hold,” Qui Parle (2016): 137-177.

—. “Unstored Energies: Dickinson’s ‘Precarious Gait’ and the Sway of Threadbare Lines,” The Minnesota Review 85 (2015): 119-131.

Meeting 2: 18 June, 1-3pm, Refuge Manchester (winter garden)

Marlene Daut, Chapter 7 + Coda from Tropics of Haiti (2015)

—. Prologue + Intro. from Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (2017)

Victor Séjour, “Le Mulâtre” (a short story)

Meeting 3: 9 July, 1-3pm, Refuge Manchester (winter garden)

Catherine Hall, “The Tale of Samuel and Jemima” from White, Male, and Middle-Class (1992)

—. Prologue + Introduction to Civilising Subjects (2002)

—. “Reconfiguring Race: The Stories the Slave-Owners Told” from Legacies of British Slave Ownership (2014)