Friday Lunch: Kristina Huang

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Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. (Room Information Shared Upon Registration)
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reading Centers and Margins in Narratives of Fugitivity

How do we read representations of subaltern, enslaved, or minoritized lives that have been conscripted or distorted by those who do not live under the constant threat of violence and political repression? Drawing from her book manuscript, Black Life Unbound, Kristina Huang turns to narratives of fugitivity that circulated in abolitionist movements at the turn of the nineteenth century. This Friday Lunch talk discusses how narratives of fugitivity prompt readers to attend to the relationship between genre and institutions.

Please note: A catered lunch will be provided at this Friday Lunch event. Seats are limited and available on a first-come basis. To register, please send an email to with your name, title, or affiliation.

Kristina Huang is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published articles in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, and Studies in Romanticism. She is also co-editor with Nicole Aljoe on The Cambridge Companion to Ignatius Sancho.