Trigger Shy: Enslaved Bodies, Engendered Pain, and the Destruction of Language in Frederick Douglass's Narrative and My Bondage and My Freedom

Chrysta Wilson

English, University of New Mexico

Chrysta Wilson is a first-year Ph.D. student in English at U.N.M., specializing in American literary studies. 


Chrysta Wilson explores ongoing scholarly criticisms of Frederick Douglass’s emphasis on the pain and suffering of enslaved women. Many scholars have characterized this aspect of his Narrative as opportunistic and... [ view full abstract ]


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