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[ONLINE] “Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Feminization of Abolition” – seminar by Prof. John Matteson

05.10.2021 - 13:55, update 05.10.2021 - 23:53
Editors: AJS
Tags: Metropolitalny Fundusz Wspierania Nauki, Metropolitan Science Support Fund

The University of Silesia in Katowice, Metropolis GZM and Silesian Library encourage to participate in seminars for students and open lectures conducted by Prof. John Matteson from the City University of New York (CUNY), a Pulitzer Prize winner.

“Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Feminization of Abolition”


Prof. Matteson’s lecture dedicated to female abolitionist writers raises the essential issue for any social changes: the question of emotions. Analysing texts written by such authors as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Jacobs and Grimké sisters, the researcher displays the power of the language of emotions, which reaches the recipients at the „organic” level and does not undergo rationalisation. 

Prof. Matteson emphasizes the role played by female writing in the process of slavery abolition, but also provides the audience with inspiration for reflections going far beyond the American issues.

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The seminars (in English) are mainly addressed to students and doctoral students of language studies, history, culture studies and law. The seminars will be conducted remotely on the Zoom platform of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Participation in meeting does not require prior registration.

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The project entitled „Metropolis for Metropolis, or the New York Pulitzer Prize winner for Silesia and Zagłębie has been co-funded by Metropolis GZM under Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund for 2019–2022. The funding amount was PLN 154,541.

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