Slavery Narratives class offered this fall

Think slavery no longer exists? The new Slavery Narratives class will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about slavery.Ā 

Jean CadetStudents who enroll in the class, Slavery Narratives (ENGL 4370/5370), will have the opportunity to meet author, Jean R. Cadet, who is a former child slave and a world-renown abolitionist.

According to Dr. Laura Barrio-Vilar, professor in the UALRĀ English Department, theĀ class will explore major traditional slave narratives, neo-slave narratives, and contemporary abolitionist texts.


Slavery Narratives

Students will read texts such as Harriet Jacobsā€™sĀ Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, Written by HerselfĀ and Sage Jesse and Liora Kastenā€™sĀ Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery.

“In addition to the readings, students will participate in a service-learning project which will enhance their understanding of the courseā€™s major themes, and help them develop their resume and network with community organizations and potential future employers,” said Barrio-Vilar.

Slavery Narratives (ENGL 4370/5370) will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:50 p.m. as an undergraduate and graduate-level class.

Go toĀ BOSS to register now. The class is listed under the Subject heading, “English.”

For more information about theĀ Slavery Narratives course, contact Barrio-Vilar atĀ lxbarriovil@ualr.eduĀ or 501. 569.8317.

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The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at UALR was founded in July 2011. With a vision to make Arkansas the best state in the country for promoting and celebrating racial and ethnic diversity, the Institute conducts research, promotes scholarship and provides programs that address racial inequities. It does so by facilitating open and honest dialogue aimed at empowering communities and informing public policy to achieve more equitable outcomes. For more information, visit ualr.edu/race-ethnicity or the Instituteā€™s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Arkworktogether.

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