1st Edition

The Discourse of Slavery From Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1994. The Discourse of Slavery is an innovative collection of fascinating essays addressing the problematic of slavery within literary, cultural and political writings. For the first time, slavery is examined critically within both the British and the American context, and related to contemporary concerns around race and gender. Writers discussed include: Aphra Behn William Blake Mary Wollstonecraft Charlotte Bronte Elizabeth Gaskell Toni Morrison William Faulkner Harriet Jacobs Harriet Beecher Stowe Frederick Douglass The Discourse of Slavery will be an invaluable and intriguing volume for students of literature, gender, race and ethnicity.

    Introduction, Carl Plasa, Betty J. Ring; Chapter 1 Looks that Kill, Anne Fogarty; Chapter 2 Sex, Slavery and Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindications, Jane Moore; Chapter 3 “That Mild Beam”, Steven Vine; Chapter 4 “Silent Revolt”, Carl Plasa; Chapter 5 Anglo-American Connections, Elizabeth Jean Sabiston; Chapter 6 “Painting By Numbers”, Betty J. Ring; Chapter 7 Perilous Passages in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, Jon Hauss; Chapter 8 The Irony of Idealism, David Lawrence Rogers; Chapter 9 Prophesying Bodies, April Lidinsky;


    Carl Plasa is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales College of Cardiff. He has published articles on nineteenth-and twentieth-century literature and is presently working on a study of inscriptions of colonialism in Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Rhys.,
    Betty J. Ring is currently completing a doctoral thesis at Birkbeck College, University of London, on post-war consciousness in the work of William Golding.