Prof. Benjamin Fagan
(Auburn University, Alabama)
Transnational Feminism and Freedom’s Journal
Juni 09, 2016; 12 am – 2 pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
This talk will focus on “Theresa, A Haytien Tale,” a short story published in the black newspaper Freedom’s Journal in the spring of 1828. The lecture will situate “Theresa” within the context of the newspaper in general, and especially the paper’s coverage of and commentary on women’s activism in the United States and Europe, exploring how the short story works as part of the newspaper’s broader attempts to imagine a transnational feminism.