The Pent Up Fires Burst Forth: Fabricating Warmth in Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig

Kristin Moriah

Grinnell College

Kristin Moriah is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Grinnell College. She earned her PhD in African American Literature and Culture at the CUNY Graduate Center. She currently holds research fellowships at the Rose Library at Emory University and the Harry Ransom Research Center. Her book project, Dark Stars of the Evening: Performing African American Citizenship and Identity in Germany, 1890- 1920 employs a multidisciplinary approach to explore the impact of black performance in transnational settings. Her scholarly work can be found in American Quarterly, Theater Journal and Callaloo.


Chair: Britt Rusert (UMass Amherst)This panel explores the social, political, aesthetic, and scientific entanglements between antiblackness and environment in the nineteenth-century United States. Overlapping meanings come to... [ view full abstract ]


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P52 » Weathering the Weather: Environment and Antiblackness (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment A)

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