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News about recent work and events in the Antislavery Literature Project.
An updated checklist of digital editions and multimedia produced by the Antislavery Literature Project.
Article in Canadian journal on development of the Antislavery Literature Project and issues of digital humanities funding.
Project publishes a new cross-cultural teaching guide to Harriet Jacobs.
A poster by Kristen LaRue on the new Legacies Collection.
A multilingual appeal from Sahsa Huber and Hans Fässler to assist in changing the name of a Swiss mountain from Agassizhorn to Rentyhorn, from the name of the famous racial theorist to that of an African-born slave.
ASU News article on fellowship to research Mattie Griffith.
A paper presented by Project director Joe Lockard at a panel session of the Modern Language Association on December 27, 2008. The paper discusses the use of anthologies and miscellanies by the US antislavery movement.
A paper by Joe Lockard, "From Missolonghi to Harpers Ferry: Samuel Gridley Howe and the Ethics of Self-Sacrifice," in Mark Lussier and Bruce Matsunaga [eds.], Engaged Romanticism (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) 143-156.
An article on the Antislavery Literature Project in ASU Insight (Aug. 13, 2008).
A Project poster featuring Harper's poem 'Free Labor'. Design by Kristen LaRue.
A Project poster on abolitionist Charles Turner Torrey. Design by Kristen LaRue.
A poster for the Antislavery Literature Project. Design by Kristen LaRue.
A video of an April 2008 talk by Zoe Trodd (Harvard University) on "A Torch for Tomorrow: Civil Rights Protest Literature and the Historical Memory of Abolitionism", at Arizona State University.
News and publicity materials for a forthcoming April 14, 2008 lecture by Zoe Trodd (Harvard University) at Arizona State University.
Joe Lockard published a new book, Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (Peter Lang, 2008). Further information and a sample chapter available here.
A published paper by Joe Lockard, "Justice Story's Prigg Decision and the Defeat of Freedom," Amerikastudien 52 (2007) 4:467-480.
Project director Joe Lockard presented a conference paper on 'The Reluctant Pietist: Boston King and Transatlantic Methodism' at the annual meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
A brief mid-year report concerning development of the Project's online collections.
This stylometric analysis freeware by Seri Oshima produces a matrix of word frequencies from a set of texts in .doc or .txt format. Together with Prof. Jose Binongo (Kennesaw State University), the Project developed Text Butcher for comparison and analysis of pseudonymous antislavery poetry. For usage instructions, see ‘readme’ in the zipped program files.
News - Black History Month: Exhibit on 'Public Scholarship and Antislavery Literature' - February 2007
An exhibit and online exhibit at the Arizona State University English department during February 2007, entitled 'Public Scholarship and Antislavery Literature.' The exhibit features materials from the Project's working collection of historic antislavery texts.
News - Timothy Patrick McCarthy Lecture on African American Literature and Human Rights - February 2007
On Thursday, February 22, Project affiliate Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard University) lectured at Arizona State University on 'African American Literature and the Development of Human Rights.'
List of four digital editions published in December 2006.
WGBH (Boston) broadcast of a November 15, 2006 meeting at Old South Church on 'American Protest Literature.' Features talks by Project affiliates Zoe Trodd, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, John Stauffer, and others.
List of seven digital editions published in November 2006.
News article on the work of Project affiliate Zoe Trodd (Harvard Gazette, October 26, 2006).
News on an October 2006 workshop co-sponsored by the Antislavery Literature Project.
List of five digital editions published in August 2006.
On Thursday, October 12, 2006, Project affiliate Timothy Patrick McCarthy lectured on 'Prophets of Protest: Literary Abolitionism and the Aesthetics of Equality' at the Arizona State University English department.
A new edition of Julia C. Collins' 'The Curse of Caste' (1865) has brought public attention to this early work of African American fiction. This is a collection of electronic resources concerning the publishing event.
List of four digital editions published in July 2006.
List of four digital editions published in May 2006.
News and statement on the closing of the Midnight University public education website in Thailand. (PDF)
List of five digital editions published in October 2006.
List of five digital editions published in September 2006.
Daily Mississippian article on a speaking appearance by Project affiliate Zoe Trodd at University of Mississippi on March 23, 2006.
An Afropop Worldwide interview in July 2006 with Project affiliate Chouki El Hamel on Gnawa musical culture and its relationship with historical slavery in Morocco.
List of nineteen digital editions published from January-April 2006.
Announcement of new video series -- April 6, 2006.
Talk by Joe Lockard at the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, February 24, 2006.
Talk by Joe Lockard at the December 2005 Modern Language Association convention.
Video presentation of talk by Joe Lockard.
Transcendental Ethos: A Study of Thoreau's Social Philosophy and Its Consistency in Relation to Antebellum Reform
This study investigates the consistency of Henry David Thoreau's social philosophy in relation to Antebellum reform. A close examination of Thoreau’s writings reveals that he was not, however, a pacifist as is commonly assumed.
Talk by Joe Lockard at Temple University, February 23, 2005.