Workshop: The Controversy About the Slave Trade in Britain

The Controversy About the Slave Trade in Britain

Where: The University of New Orleans, Center Austria, Education Bldg., Room 128
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

 

Program:

  • 9:30 – 12:00 am

I. Wolfgang Zach (University of Innsbruck)

Outline of the Project
“Controversy about the Slave Trade in Britain”: 

Methodological Reflections and an Exemplary Analysis of the First Parliamentary Debate in 1789

Respondent:
Rosanne Adderley
Vanderbilt University

 

II. Ulrich Pallua (University of Innsbruck)

Pro- and Anti-Slavery Voices in Periodical Literature: The Gentlemen’s Magazine and The Monthly Review

Respondent:
Mary Niall Mitchell
University of New Orleans

 

  • 12:00 -1:30 pm

Lunch

 

  • 1:30 – 4:00 pm

III. Adrian Knapp (University of Innsbruck)

Pro- and Anti-Slavery Voices in the Contemporary Press: The Times, 1787-1792

Respondent:
Raphael Cassimere, Jr.
University of New Orleans

 

IV. Cynthia Rauth (University of Innsbruck)

The Slaves Write Back:
A Comparative Analysis of the Argumentative Patterns in Slave Narratives by Ukawsaw Gronniosaw and Ottobah Cugoana

Respondent: Joe Louis Caldwell
University of New Orleans

V. Concluding Discussion

 

Paper Presenters: 25-30 minute presentations
Respondents: 15-20 minute comments