[Hum_Calendar_Events] Conference Announcement: Stories of Saint-Domingue, Stories of Haiti: Representing the Haitian Revolution, 1789-2009, Oct. 30-31

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Stories of Saint-Domingue, Stories of Haiti:   Representing the Haitian Revolution, 1789-2009

 

A conference at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, organized by Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky

 

Friday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 31, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 is increasingly recognized as one of the crucial moments in the struggle for freedom and equality.  In the past two decades, the burgeoning scholarship on the events that led to the proclamation of the Western hemisphere's second postcolonial republic in 1804, culminating the world's first successful struggle of a population of color against white rule and slavery has radically changed our understanding of the Haitian Revolution.  This conference brings together leading scholars from several countries and disciplines to look back at some of the ways in which the Haitian Revolution has been represented in history, literature, art and collective memory, starting with the narratives that circulated at the time and moving forward to the approaches represented in current scholarship. It will provide an opportunity to consider the implications of scholarship on the Haitian Revolution for the understanding of the "age of revolutions" in general, the challenge of integrating Anglophone, Francophone, and Haitian scholarship on the subject, and the relationships between historical, literary, and artistic representations of the events in Haiti.

 

Program Schedule:

Friday,  October 30th

  

1:00 p.m.             Session IA: The New Look of the Haitian Revolution
Patrick J. Coleman, UCLA, Introduction

 

Alyssa Sepinwall, California State University San Marcos, Chair

 

Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky
The Unsilenced Story of the Haitian Revolution 

 

Sibylle Fischer, New York University
The Abstract Nakedness of Being Human 

  

3:00 p.m.             Session IB: Toussaint Louverture as Memoirist and Biographical Subject

 

Daniel Desormeaux, University of Chicago
The Unthinkable Revolution in Toussaint and Isaac Louverture's Memoirs

 

David Geggus, University of Florida
Toussaint Louverture and His Biographers

  

5:00 p.m.             Reception

  

 

Saturday, October 31st

    

9:00 a.m.              Session II: Individual Narratives and the Haitian Revolution
Françoise Lionnet, UCLA, Chair

 

Elizabeth Colwill, San Diego State University
Bearing Witness: Gendered Narratives of Re-enslavement

 

James Alexander Dun, Princeton University
Elizabeth Drinker's Revolutions: "Shocking Doings" in Early National Philadelphia

 

Donald J. Cosentino, UCLA
The Return of the Ginen Spirits: Re-imaging the Haitian Revolution in the Paintings of André Pierre and Edouard Duval-Carrié

 

Doris L. Garraway, Northwestern University
After the Revolution: Universalism, Equality, and Sovereignty in the Writings of Baron de Vastey, Secretary to the King of Haiti

  

1:00 p.m.             Lunch

  

2:00 p.m.             Session III: Contemporary Historiography of the Haitian Revolution
Lynn Hunt, UCLA, Chair

 

Marcel Dorigny, Université de Paris-VIII
Two Parallel Revolutions: Fifteen Years of Historiography on the Birth of Haiti-From the Bicentenary of the French Revolution to the Haitian Bicentenary of the Proclamation of Independence, 1989-2004

 

John D. Garrigus, University of Texas at Arlington
"L'Orgueil des Mulâtres": Nineteenth-Century Accounts of Free Men of Color in the Haitian Revolution

 

Franklin Midy, Université du Québec à Montréal
The Haitian Revolution in Prefigurative, Postfigurative, and Plural Memory

  

5:00 p.m.             Concluding Discussion

 

To register, please visit: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/c1718cs/haiti09.htm

 

 

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