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Week 12: Friday, November 13: Woman of Colour and Mary Prince
Read:Anon. Woman of Colour (PDF Exam Copy: Please do not circulate)
Prince. A History of Mary Prince
If you have time, watch this film based on the life of Angelo Soliman (you may have to ask your player to add the subtitles): Angelo (2018)
Woman of Colour
- Brigitte Fielder. “The Woman of Colour and Black Atlantic Movement” in Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire. Palgrave, 2016;
- Lyndon J. Dominque. “Chapter 6: ‘An unportioned girl of my complexion can … be a dangerous object.’ Abolition and the Mulatto Heiress in England.” From Imoinda’s Shade: Marriage and the African Woman in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, 1759-1808. Ohio State University Press, 2012.
- Gerzina. Black London: Life Before Emancipation.[online access to whole book] Rutgers University Press, 1995; Gerzina. Black Victorians/Black Victoriana [Print copy available in HU library and I am working on scanning it]. Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Related Primary:Pringle: African Sketches (1835)
Moodie/Warner: Negro Slavery Described by a Negro: Being the Narrative of Ashton Warner, a Native of St. Vincent’s. With an Appendix Containing the Testimony of Four Christian Ministers, Recently Returned from the Colonies, on the System of Slavery as It Now Exists (1831)
- Andrea Medovarski. “Roughing it in Bermuda: Mary Prince, Susanna Strickland Moodie, Dionne Brand, and the Black diaspora” Canadian Literature/Littérature Canadienne 220 (2014);
- Aljoe, Nicole. “‘Going to Law’: Legal Discourse and Testimony in Early West Indian Slave Narratives.”Early American Literature 46:2 (2011): 351-381.
- Allen, Jessica. “Pringle’s Pruning of Prince: The History of Mary Prince and the Question of Repetition.” Callaloo 35:2 (Spring 2012): 509-519.
- Banner, Rachel. “Surface and Statis: The Re-reading Slave Narrative via the History of Mary Prince.”Callaloo 36:2 (Spring 2013): 298-311.
- Baumgartner,Barbara. “The Body as Evidence: Resistance, Collaboration, and Appropriation in The History of Mary Prince” Callaloo 24:1 (Winter 2001): 253-275.
- Rauwerda, A.M. “Naming, Agency, and ‘A Tissue of Falsehoods’ in ‘The History of Mary Prince.” VIctorian Literature and Culture 29:2 (2001): 397-411.
- Rintoul, Suzanne. “‘My Poor Mistress’: Marital Cruelty in The History of Mary Prince.” ESC: English Studies in Canada 37:3-4 (September/December 2011): 41-60.
- Sharpe, Jenny. “Figures of Colonial Resistance” Modern Fiction Studies 35:1 (Spring 1999)137-155
- —–“‘Something Akin to Freedom’: The Case of Mary Prince.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 8.1. (1996): 31-56
- Shum, Matthew. “The Prehistory of The History of Mary Prince: Thomas Pringle’s ‘The Bechuana Boy.’” Nineteenth-Century Literature 64.3 (2009): 291-322
- Strickland Moodie. Roughing it in The Bush (1852)
- Christa Zeller Thomas. “’I Had Never Seen Such a Shed Called a House Before’: The Discourse of Home in Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush” Canadian Literature/Littérature Canadienne 203 (2009)
Recommended Primary: Shadd. A Plea for Emigration; Or Notes of Canada West; Chisholm. The A.B.C. of Colonization: In a Series of Letters (1850); Atwood. The Journals of Susanna Moodie (poetry, 1970) and Alias Grace (novel, 1996); Moodie. Life in the Clearings (1853) and The Narrative of Ashton Warner (1831); Parr Traill. Canadian Crusoes (1852) and The Female Emigrant’s Guide (1854)
Hume, Blanche. The Strickland Sisters. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1928.
Fowler, Marian. “Roughing It in the Bush: A Sentimental Novel.” Beginnings: A Critical Anthology. Ed. John Moss. Toronto: NC, 1980, 80-98.
MacLuich, T.D. “Crusoe in the Backwoods: A Canadian Fable?” Mosaic 9 (1976): 115-26.
Mathews, Robin. “Susanna Moodie, Pink Toryism, and Nineteenth-Century Ideas of Canadian Identity.” Journal of Canadian Studies 10 (1975):3-15.
Dean, Misao. “Concealing Her Bluestockings: Femininity and Self-Representation in Susanna Moodie’s Autobiographical Works.” Re-Sitting Queen’s English: Text and Tradition in Post-Colonial Literatures. Ed. Gillian Whitlock and Helen Tiffin. Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1992, 25-36.
Gerson, Carole. “Nobler Savages: Representations of Native Women in the Writings of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Trail.” Journal of Canadian Studies 32 (1997):5-21.
Klepac, Tihana. “Susanna Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush: A Female Contribution to the Creation of an Imagined Canadian Community.”Central European Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’Etudes Canadiennes en Europe Centrale, 7 (2011): 65-75.
Peterman, Michael A. “Reconstructing the Palladium of British America: How the Rebellion of 1837 and Charles Fothergill Helped to Establish Susanna Moodie as a Writer in Canada.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 40/1 (2002):7-36.
Other Autobiographies of the Black Atlantic:
Craft and Craft. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860)
- Kenneth Salzer. “Chapter 8: Great Exhibitions: Ellen Craft on the British Abolitionist Stage.” From Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain. New Hampshire, 2012.
- Barbara McCaskill. “Chapter 3: Running a Thousand Miles in England.” Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory. University of Georgia Press, 2015
- Lisa Merrill. “Exhibiting Race ‘under the World’s Huge Glass Case’: William and Ellen Craft and William Wells Brown at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, London, 1851.” Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 33.2 (2012)
- Wells. Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter (1853) [also by Wells: Three Years in Europe (audio); Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave]; Eldridge and Green. Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838)
- McCaskill. Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory [link to HU Library entry for the ebook].University of Georgia Press, 2015; Warner. “Chapter 1: Public and Private” Publics and Counter Publics. MIT Press, 2002.
Bonetta and Davies. ‘Letters of Queen Victoria’s Wards.”From Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel. Feminist Press, 2005.
Seacole. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
- Sandra Pouchet Paquet. “The Enigma of Arrival: The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands.” African American Review 26.4 (Winter, 1992: 651-663.
- Raphael Dalleo. “Introduction: Periodizing the Public Sphere.” “Chapter 1: The Abolitionist Public Sphere and the Republic of the Lettered” Dalleo. “Chapter 2: The Public Sphere Unbound: Michel Maxwell Philip, El laúd del desterrado, and Mary Seacole.” From Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial. University of Virginia Press, 2011.
- Pouchet Paquet. From Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation [ebook through HU Library]. University of Wisconsin Press, 2002;
- Hawthorne. “Self-writing, literary traditions, and post-emancipation identity: The case of Mary Seacole.” Biography2 (Spring 2000): 309-331;
- Robinson. “Authority and the Public Display of Identity: ‘Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands’” Feminist Studies 20.3 (Autumn, 1994): 537-557;
- McGarrity. “Mary Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures: an Eastward Economy of Disease” Victorians Institute Journal 34 (2006)
- On British Nurses in the Crimea: National Archives. “Nurses in the Crimea”. Nightingale. Florence Nightingale’s Indian letters: a glimpse into the agitation for tenancy reform, Bengal, 1878-82; Life or death in India; Florence Nightingale to her nurses; Notes on nursing: what it is, and what it is not; “Cassandra” [1854 essay critiquing the role of women in Victorian society; an abridged version is here; the full text is at the HU Social Work Library]
- On the Public Sphere: Habermas. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, 1962/translated 1989; Warner. Publics and Counter Publics [link to excerpts, for a link to an earlier article in Public Culture which evolved into this book, go here]. MIT Press, 2002.