Colonial Print Culture and the Limits of Enslaved Resistance:
Examining the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Fugitive Slave Archive in Canada and Jamaica, join us for a public lecture, reception and book signing by Dr. Charmaine Nelson.
Dr. Charmaine Nelson is a Professor of Art History at McGill University. Her current research project juxtaposes fugitive slave advertisements, portraiture, and genre studies from Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Jamaica, to examine differences in the visual dimensions of creolization between slave minority and slave majority sites of the British Atlantic world.
In 2016, she was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Most recently, Nelson has been appointed the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Dr. Nelson will present her research in a public lecture as a part of Visual Arts’ Walker Cultural Leader Series programming.
The lecture abstract and presenter’s bio is available at Eventbrite.
Groups are welcome!
Contact Professor Linda Steer [email protected] for orders of more than 10 tickets.
The event is presented by the Department of Visual Arts for the Walker Cultural Leader Series, generously founded by Marilyn I. Walker.
This is a free community event, but it is ticketed.
Please reserve your tickets here: wclnelson.eventbrite.com