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Filling in the Gaps on Two SC Slave Narratives

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | August 24, 2019 | No Comment |

Dr. Susanna Ashton, Clemson University

The English Department is proud to bring Dr. Susanna Ashton to campus as our Visiting Scholar Sept 9-11. Susanna is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Clemson University and an expert on slave narratives. On Sept 9 she will lecture on Samuel Williams, the subject of her Lowcountry Digital History Initiative exhibit (5:30 pm Addlestone 227, please register via Eventbrite.) On Sept 10 she’ll talk about John Andrew Jackson, another slave narrative author who will be the subject of a biography she is writing (5:30 pm in the EHHP Alumni Center). On Sept 11 she will conduct a faculty workshop on finding support for humanities research in archives and rare book libraries. Space limited to 20–please preregister here.

Many thanks to LDHI and Addlestone Friends of the Library and to History, African American Studies, and CLAW for their support of this event. Southern Studies is delighted to be among the co-sponsors.

Susanna’s books include I Belong to South Carolina: SC Slave Narratives, 2010; The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought, co-edited with Rhondda Thomas, and most recently, an award-winning MLA collection,  Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles Chesnutt, co-edited with Bill Hardwig.

under: African American Studies, Charleston History, Civil War, SC, Southern Literature

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