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The Plantation Education of a Political Philosopher

Monday, February 1, 2016
12:15pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak 438

Colloquium Event

The Plantation Education of a Political Philosopher: Enslavement and Material Consciousness in Frederick Douglass's Autobiographies

Nicholas Bromell Professor of English University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Monday, February 1 12:15–1:30pm | Oak 438 Free and Open to the Public

About the Speaker: Nicholas Bromell is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received a B.A. in Classics and Philosophy from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. He was the founding editor of The Boston Review, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is the author of three books and numerous articles, essays, and reviews. His most recent book, The Time Is Always Now: Black Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Hosted by the Department of Political Science, the Humanities Institute’s Political Theory Workshop, and the AETNA Chair of Writing

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Political Science (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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