project . 2019 - 2022 . On going

BIMAAR

Black Inter-American Mobility and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1860)
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 834975 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 212,934 EURFunder Contribution: 212,934 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    02 Sep 2019
    End Date
    30 Jan 2022
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Description
The interdisciplinary research explores the ways transnational autobiographies by black authors address different forms of black mobility in the Americas during the Age of Revolutions and its aftermath until the onset of the US American Civil War (1760-1860). During that time, large parts of the Americas gained their independence from the European colonial powers. Simultaneously, black-authored narrative texts emerged in the region. Among them, autobiographies played a key role as vehicles of asserting black selfhood and participating in societal discourses. Four major types of black life narratives developed at the time: slave narratives, Indian captivity narra...
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Description
The interdisciplinary research explores the ways transnational autobiographies by black authors address different forms of black mobility in the Americas during the Age of Revolutions and its aftermath until the onset of the US American Civil War (1760-1860). During that time, large parts of the Americas gained their independence from the European colonial powers. Simultaneously, black-authored narrative texts emerged in the region. Among them, autobiographies played a key role as vehicles of asserting black selfhood and participating in societal discourses. Four major types of black life narratives developed at the time: slave narratives, Indian captivity narra...
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