A Comparative Literary History of Modern Slavery

Editors: Mads Anders Baggesgaard, Madeleine Dobie and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen

Contactperson:
Karen-Margrethe Simonsen
Comparative Literature
Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 139
8000 Aarhus C
Tel: +45 87163083
Email: litkms@cc.au.dk

A literary history sponsored by The Coordinating Committee for the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages Series (CHLEL) under the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Published by John Benjamins Publishing

In this work, we invite researchers from literary studies and other disciplines to reflect on the relationship between modern forms of slavery and literature, in the broadest sense of the word. We aim to draw a comprehensive map of these relationships as they have unfolded from the beginning of colonial slavery in the 1400’s with an emphasis on the transatlantic slave trade, but with an open view towards related and intertwined histories of slavery and slave trade in other parts of the world from the beginning of this period to today.