Inspired by the centenary of one of the most controversial films ever made, this symposium will consider the issues raised by the film, such as popular culture, national mythologies, the American South, racism, transnationalism, memorialisation, art, politics and ethics.
The symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Michael Hammond (University of Southampton) as well as panel sessions showcasing current scholarship.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The symposium is organised in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University and the University of Manchester.
The symposium marks the launch of a range of events from November 2014 to November 2015 exploring the centenary of The Birth of a Nation, in partnership with public institutions and educational projects, including the International Slavery Museum and the Race Relations Centre, Manchester.
We are still accepting proposals for papers. Deadline 22nd September 2014 to Ian Scott and Jenny Barrett
Further information is available from:
Ian Scott, University of Manchester
Jenny Barrett, Edge Hill University