The RSVP Race and Transimperialism Workshop Series presents:
Settler Colonialism and the Slave Trade:
Exploring Henry and Mary Bibb’s Voice of the Fugitive (1851-1853) and Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s The Provincial Freeman (1853-1857)
Dr. Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham)
Wednesday 17 November 2021, 6pm GMT / 12 pm CST
This third workshop in our series will focus on two mid-century Canadian periodicals: the first Black-owned periodical, Henry and Mary Bibb’s Voice of the Fugitive (1851-1853) and the first Black periodical to be owned by a woman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s The Provincial Freeman (1853-1857). Dr. Shaikh will situate these periodicals within the context of the periodical market place in mid-century Canada, and its status as a settler colony. She will attend to the periodicals’ contribution to the ‘Anglophone world’ (to use James Belich’s phrase): the ways in which they mediate questions of free and unfree labour and migration, and how they provide significant case studies for exploring the intersections between settler colonialism and slavery.
The 50-minute workshop will include Q&A, with time for discussion and suggestions for further reading. The workshop is free. All are welcome. Please register here to receive the Zoom link for this free online workshop.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Fariha Shaikh is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of Nineteenth-Century Settler Emigration in British Literature and Art (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). She has an interest in the relationship between periodicals and settler colonialism, and has articles and chapters related to this in English Studies in South Africa, Worlding the South (Manchester University Press, 2021) and forthcoming work in Interventions. She is a New Generation Thinker 2021.
Participation does not require RSVP membership; all are welcome. For any other queries, please email us and direct your inquiry to our Vice President, Fionnuala Dillane.