"Frederick Douglass at 200: Reconsiderations" (a roundtable)

Robert Levine

Department of English, University of Maryland

Robert S. Levine is Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. His most recent books are The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Harvard UP, 2016) and Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2018). He is the General Editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature.

Janet Neary

Dept. of English, Hunter College, CUNY

Janet Neary is an Associate Professor of English at Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives (Fordham UP, 2017) and editor of Conditions of the Present: Selected Essays by Lindon Barrett, forthcoming from Duke University Press. Recent essays have appeared in J19, ESQ, African American Literature, and MELUS. Her current research focuses on African American literature of Western migration in the mid-nineteenth century in the context of the California Gold Rush and the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Maurice Lee

Dept. of English Boston University

Maurice S. Lee is Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830–1860 (Cambridge UP, 2005) and Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Oxford UUP, 2012) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass (Cambridge UP, 2009).

Leigh Fought

Dept. of History, Le Moyne College

Leigh Fought is Associate Professor of History at Le Moyne College. She is the author of Southern Womanhood and Slavery: A Biography of Louisa S. McCord (U of Missouri P, 2003) and Women in the World of Frederick Douglass (Oxford UP, 2017). She is also one of the editors of the first volume of Douglass’s Correspondence (Yale UP, 2009).

Judith Madera

Dept of English, Wake Forest University

Judith Madera is Associate Professor of English and Faculty Affiliate in Environmental Science at Wake Forest University. She is the author of Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.  (Duke UP, 2015), and she has recent work in WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, and ELN: English Language Notes.

Jeannine DeLombard

Dept. of English, U California, Santa Barbara

Jeannine Marie DeLombard is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture (U North Carolina P, 2007) and In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity (U Penn P 2012). She is currently at work on a book provisionally titled “The Indignities of Slavery: Race and Personhood in America.”

Maurice Wallace

Dept of English, University of Virginia

Maurice O. Wallace is Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Constructing the Black Masculine: Identity and Ideality in African American Men’s Literature and Culture, 1775-1995 (Duke UP, 2002) and the editor of Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity (Duke UP, 2012).


“Frederick Douglass at 200: Reconsiderations” (a roundtable)Panel Chair: Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland Janet Neary, Hunter College, CUNY: “Frederick Douglass’s Ethics of Sight” Maurice O. Wallace,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Robert Levine (Department of English, University of Maryland)
  2. Janet Neary (Dept. of English, Hunter College, CUNY)
  3. Maurice Lee (Dept. of English Boston University)
  4. Leigh Fought (Dept. of History, Le Moyne College)
  5. Judith Madera (Dept of English, Wake Forest University)
  6. Jeannine DeLombard (Dept. of English, U California, Santa Barbara)
  7. Maurice Wallace (Dept of English, University of Virginia)

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P62 » Frederick Douglass at 200 (08:30 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta III-IV)

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