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Plantation Modernity: A Global South Symposium

Clemson students, faculty and staff live and work on a former plantation. In the spirit of reflecting on what that means, “Plantation Modernity: A Global South Symposium,” will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in Hardin Hall 230.

The academic event hosted by the Clemson Humanities Hub will bring together the editors and authors of a recent special issue of the journal The Global South focused on the concept of plantation modernity.

The authors deploy the idea of plantation modernity in different contexts, ranging from Erich Nunn's account of musical interactions in 17th-century Barbados, to Amy King's exploration of prison films formed in the 1970s Philippines. The morning symposium will feature Lee Morrissey on plantations in Aphra Behn's “Oroonoko,” and Jarvis McInnis discussing W.E.B. Dubois and the afterlife of the plantation in the US South. Clemson faculty Cameron Bushnell, Walt Hunter, Angela Naimou and Lee Wilson will facilitate these discussions. Clemson students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join these conversations.

In the keynote address at 1:30 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium, Sharon Holland will pick up on this theme of the afterlife of the plantation in her presentation "Silent Protest - Silent Sam." This event is free, and open to the public.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00am to 2:30pm

Hardin Hall, 230
403 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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Humanities Hub, Conference / Forum / Symposium, Lectures / Seminars / Speakers


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, CAAH Research

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty


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