Fugitive Civility: Performing Civic Agency on the Witness Stand

Heidi Morse

University of Michigan

Heidi Morse teaches in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She won the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2015 Dissertation Award and has articles published or forthcoming in Legacy, Comparative Literature, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature and Oxford Bibliographies in African American Studies. She is coeditor of Classicisms in the Black Atlantic (forthcoming from Oxford University Press in Fall 2018) and is currently at work on a book titled Teaching and Testifying: Black Women’s American Classicism.


Heidi MorseUniversity of Michigan"Fugitive Civility: Performing Civic Agency on the Witness Stand"In 1855, Jane Johnson and her children escaped from her owner John Wheeler at the Philadelphia docks, assisted by abolitionists... [ view full abstract ]


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S8 » Seminar 8: In/Civility (08:00 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom East)

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