"Jean Montague: Fugitive Accounts"
Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan and author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020).
Under discussion will be a draft chapter titled, "Jean Montague: Fugitive Accounts." Dr. Joseph-Gabriel's chapter examines the narrative of Jean Montague, an enslaved boy in Paris, in order to explore ideas about freedom and fugitivity in France in the 18th century. The correspondence by and about Montague illuminates the ways that enslaved people contested power and personhood in France as both the site of their enslavement and a land of freedom. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and required reading materials.
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The French Culture Workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, The Europe Center, the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Department of History.