F20 Black Atlantic: Resources, Pedagogy, and Scholarship on the 18th Century Black Atlantic

Week 04: Reccomended: Thursday September 17: 4pm: Indigenous Studies and British Literatures

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Indigenous Studies and British Literatures with Nikki Hessell + Robbie Richardson, moderated by Megan Peiser


About this Event

The University of Maryland Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is sponsoring a year-long linked series of events, "Antiracism: Research • Teaching • Public Engagement," that support and act upon the statements of solidarity for Black Lives Matter issued by the Department, College, and University. Drawing upon the flexibility of the virtual environment—all of our programming in AY 20-21 will be virtual—we are committed to supporting the work of emerging, early-, and mid-career scholars and teachers, with a particular emphasis on welcoming BIPOC and BAME scholars and teachers in the US and abroad. We envisage that these events will draw audiences from the University of Maryland and beyond. Our intention is to contribute to the development of antiracist scholarship and pedagogy, and to offer public engagement with our various communities beyond campus in the service of promoting antiracism in all its forms. We are also committed to making these events accessible.

The Antiracism series is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Graduate School's Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion. This event is supported by the Stringer Foundation and co-sponsored by The Long 18th Lecture Series.

For more information about the series, including upcoming events, please visit our site.




Thursday, 17 September 2020

16:00-17:00 EST on Zoom

(21:00-22:00 GMT // Friday, 18 September 2020 8:00-9:00 NZST)

“Roundtable on Indigenous Studies and British Literatures”

With Dr. Nikki Hessell (Te Herenga Waka [Victoria University of Wellington] in Aotearoa New Zealand) and Dr. Robbie Richardson (Princeton University).

Moderated by Dr. Megan Peiser (Oakland University).

Live captioning is available upon request.

The Zoom link will be sent to registrants approximately 24 hours in advance of the event.

Please note that the conversation will be recorded and uploaded later.

The q&a will be moderated by Jason Rudy and Tita Chico.





Nikki Hessell is a Pākehā (settler) scholar and Associate Professor of English at Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations (Palgrave, 2018) and Sensitive Negotiations: Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry (forthcoming from SUNY Press).

Robbie Richardson, Assistant Professor at Princeton University, specializes in eighteenth-century British and transatlantic literature and culture. Richardson is the author of The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and at work on a new project on the history of Indigenous objects from the Americas and the South Pacific in Europe up to 1800, and the ways in which these materials and the epistemologies they represented informed primarily British understandings of their own past and present. He is also co-editing a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction called “The Indigenous Eighteenth Century.” Richardson is a member of Pabineau First Nation (Mi’kmaw) in New Brunswick, Canada.

Megan Peiser is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century British Literature at Oakland University. Her research and teaching interests include women writers, history of the novel, history of the book, periodicals, material culture, and digital humanities. Peiser is working on her monograph, British Women Novelists and the Review Periodical, 1790-1820, and is designing the back structure for her Novels Reviewed Database,1790-1820, or NRD. She is also collaborating with colleague and librarian, Emily Spunaugle, on the Marguerite Hicks Project. Peiser’s Tribal Affiliation is Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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