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McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Charmaine Nelson

McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Charmaine Nelson

Free tickets available Monday, December 14*

Charmaine Nelson, an Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University, presents "From African to Creole: Examining Creolization through the Art and Fugitive Slave Advertisements of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Canada and Jamaica." Beginning with the premise that fugitive slave advertisements were “portraits” (although extremely dubious ones) of the enslaved, this lecture combines an art historical examination of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century fugitive slave advertisements with genre studies (images of human activity) of black slaves to begin to recuperate the ethnicity, regional origins, individuality, and humanity of enslaved blacks and to examine the process and visual representation of creolization within the Trans Atlantic context of (British) Canada and Jamaica.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

Charmaine Nelson is an Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University where she has taught since 2003. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial and black feminist scholarship, critical (race) theory, Trans Atlantic Slavery Studies and Black Diaspora Studies. She has made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation and Black Canadian Studies.

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