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"The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture" a talk with Gregory Pierrot

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
3:30pm – 4:45pm

Stamford Campus
MPR, Room 108

With the Ta-Nehisi Coates–authored Black Panther comic book series (2016); recent films Django Unchained (2012) and The Birth of a Nation (2016); Nate Parker’s cinematic imagining of the Nat Turner rebellion; and screen adaptations of Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016) and Black Panther (2018); violent black redeemers have rarely been so present in mainstream Western culture. Grégory Pierrot argues, however, that the black avenger has always been with us: the trope has fired the news and imaginations of the United States and the larger Atlantic World for three centuries.

Grégory Pierrot is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He translated the French treatise Free Jazz/Black Power by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli and edited a scholarly edition of Marcus Rainsford’s An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti. His articles have been published in Studies in American Fiction, the African American Review, Criticism, and Notes and Queri

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement or Multiculturalism & Global Citizenship #UHLevent426


Ingrid Semaan,

Honors Program (primary)

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