Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.
About the Book: The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination reveals that the Haitian Revolution, the world’s only successful slave revolution, has long since generated “radical” and “conservative” responses. The cultural and political debates inspired by the Haitian Revolution, it is suggested, have much to teach us about our moral vision and political hopes today.
About the Author: Philip Kaisary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. He is cross-appointed to Carleton’s Department of English and Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture. His research elaborates the forms and values of literary, legal, and filmic texts generated by the histories of African-descended peoples throughout the Atlantic world.
Philip will be joined by Ummni Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, crossed with the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University & Jean Wolff, Haitian-born reader and communications specialist in a federal government agency for a short panel Q&A.
This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.