French Culture Workshop with Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel



Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Date and Time

April 1, 2020 4:30 PM


Online Via Zoom

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FSI Contact

Chloé Brault MacKinnon,

Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020). We will meet on Thursday, April 1 at 4:30PM PST. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and required reading materials.

Under discussion will be a draft book chapter titled, "Jean Montague: Fugitive Accounts." Dr. Joseph-Gabriel's chapter examines the narrative of Jean Montague, an enslaved boy in Paris, in order to explore ideas about freedom and fugitivity in France in the 18th century. The correspondence by and about Montague illuminates the ways that enslaved people contested power and personhood in France as both the site of their enslavement and a land of freedom.


The French Culture Workshop is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the DLCL Research Unit, the France-Stanford Center, and the Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute.



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