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Madison Smartt Bell's Haitian Trilogy: Historical Fiction Today

March 3rd, 2016
3:00 PM


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us at the Forum for Scholars & Publics for a roundtable discussion with Madison Smartt Bell about his trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution. In addition to Bell, panelists Barry Gaspar, Deborah Jenson, Adriane Lentz-Smith, and Laurent Dubois will discuss the trilogy and the broader question of historical fiction today. The event will be moderated by Joseph Porter.

All are welcome and no registration is required.

Header image courtesy of The Atlantic Slave Trade & Slavery in the Americas Website.

Madison Smartt Bell


2016 Reynolds  Price Visiting Fiction Writer Madison Smartt Bell is the author of twelve novels, including his Toussaint Louverture trilogy, All Soul's Rising, a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award and the 1996 PEN/Faulkner Award and winner of the 1996 Anisfield-Wolf award for the best ...

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Deborah Jenson

Director, Franklin Humanities Center, Duke University

I take the broad mandate of the humanist very seriously: my research is diverse. In the field of neuroscience and the humanities, my work includes an article on mirror neurons and literary bio-mimesis with neuropsychiatrist Marco Iacoboni, a course called "Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities," and ...

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Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University

Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor of History at Duke University. She researches African American history and the history of the US & the World. Her 2009 book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, looks at the black ...

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author ...

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Barry Gaspar

History Department, Duke University

Dr. Gaspar concentrates on comparative slave systems, with a special interest in the development of slave society and the evolution of slave life in the United States and the Caribbean. The Atlantic Slave Trade,
Atlantic history and culture, the legacy of slavery in ...

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Joe Ashby Porter

Department of English, Duke University

Joe Ashby Porter, Chair, Creative Writing Committee, Duke English, is the author of ten books of fiction.  His alter ego is Shakespearean Joseph A. Porter.

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