Carleton University’s Philip Kaisary, assistant professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies, will discuss his book The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination at the upcoming Author Meets Readers event Radical Visions of Freedom: the Birth of Haiti.
When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is available online.
Media are invited to attend the event.
Kaisary’s book reveals that the Haitian Revolution, the world’s only successful slave revolution, has long since generated “radical” and “conservative” responses. The cultural and political debates inspired by the Haitian Revolution have much to teach us about our moral vision and political hopes today.
The event will feature a short panel Q&A session with Kaisary, Carleton Prof. Ummni Khan and Jean Wolff, Haitian-born reader and communications specialist.
This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.
About Philip Kaisary
Kaisary’s research elaborates on the forms and values of literary, legal and filmic texts generated by the histories of African-descended peoples throughout the Atlantic world. He is cross-appointed to Carleton’s Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.
About Author Meets Readers
Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students, faculty and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Faculty of Public Affairs.
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