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.
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