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dc.contributor.advisorAlworth, David J.
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Vincent
dc.contributor.advisorCarpio, Glenda R.
dc.contributor.advisorde la Fuente, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorRinehart, Nicholas T.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T08:02:24Z
dash.embargo.terms2022-05-01
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05-21
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.citationRinehart, Nicholas T. 2019. Narrative Events: Slavery, Testimony, and Temporality in the Afro-Atlantic World. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42029465*
dc.description.abstractScholarly accounts of enslaved testimony overwhelmingly center the slave narrative genre. Yet vast and heterogeneous archives of enslaved testimony across the Atlantic world must be understood on their own terms rather than those derived from this Anglo-American example. “Narrative Events: Slavery, Testimony, and Temporality in the Afro-Atlantic World” surveys several testimonial forms—legal complaints, spiritual visions, folk ethnographies, and lyric poetry—across various periods, geographies, and languages. Rather than read Anglophone slave narratives as the origin of a single tradition, this project proposes a model of “lateral reading” by constellating the slave narrative with disparate archives and foregrounding testimonial genres that do not constitute the basis of a national or linguistic canon. Centering non-canonical forms of slave testimony, moreover, reveals new insights into enslaved peoples’ textual production, the comparative history of Atlantic slavery, and the postwar institutionalization of Black Studies.
dc.description.sponsorshipEnglish
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectSlavery
dc.subjecttestimony
dc.subjectslave narrative
dc.subjectAfrican American studies
dc.subjectAfrican diaspora studies
dc.subjecthistory of slavery
dc.titleNarrative Events: Slavery, Testimony, and Temporality in the Afro-Atlantic World
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorRinehart, Nicholas T.
dash.embargo.until2022-05-01
dc.date.available2019-12-12T08:02:24Z
thesis.degree.date2019
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
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dash.author.emailntrinehart@gmail.com


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