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12 Years a Slave Roundtable Film Discussion

Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00 AM
202 S. Thayer, #1022

A panel of University of Michigan faculty will discuss the implications of the recently released film 12 Years a Slave, by director Steve McQueen. The release of this cinematic adaptation of the 1853 narrative by Solomon Northup presents a unique opportunity to discuss depictions of American slavery in popular media from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Event co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Panel participants:

  • Michael Awkward, Gayl A. Jones Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican Literature and Culture
  • Frieda Ekotto, Professor of Comparative Literature & Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Xiomara Santamarina, Associate Professor of English, Afroamerican and African Studies & American Culture
  • Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History & Professor of Law

The Michigan Theater will show the film following this roundtable, at 2:45 (in addition to other regularly scheduled screenings; see michtheater.org for showtimes). Matinee ticket prices will apply.