12 Years a Slave Roundtable Film Discussion


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  • Host Department: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
  • Date: 11/14/2013
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

  • Location: 202 S. Thayer, #1022

  • Description:

    A panel of University of Michigan faculty will discuss the implications of the recently released film 12 Years a Slave, by director Steve McQueen. The release of this cinematic adaptation of the 1853 narrative by Solomon Northup presents a unique opportunity to discuss depictions of American slavery in popular media from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Panel participants:

       Michael Awkward, Gayl A. Jones Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican Literature and Culture
       Frieda Ekotto, Professor of Comparative Literature & Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies
       Xiomara Santamarina, Associate Professor of English, Afroamerican and African Studies & American Culture
       Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History & Professor of Law