Local Americanists: Jared Hickman, "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle"

February 6, 2020
4:30 - 5:45 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

Jared Hickman, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, will be speaking on "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle." The talk will take place in 2115 Tawes on Thursday, February 6th, at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

Dr. Jared Hickman is an Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the book Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2016), a study that charts the modern revival and reinvention of the ancient titan across genres (from slave narrative to high Romantic poetry to Marx's dissertation) and geographies (U.S., Cuba, Brazil, Britain, the Caucasus, and more) and in so doing attempts to map the racialized cosmos of global modernity. He is currently working on a book titled The Romance: An Indigenous History, which considers the romance as a ritual complex related to settler colonialism. 


For more information contact: Robert S. Levine (rlevine@umd.edu)