Scotland and the Caribbean: Atlantic Archipelagos

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Thursday 18th February 2016 / Venue: The event will take place in the Walbank Room, 12-14 Abercromby Square. Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
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  • Suitable for: Anyone who is interested in this topic, including members of the public, staff and students.
  • Admission: Admission is free.
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The seminar will be presented by Michael Morris (Liverpool John Moores University)

Michael is a lecturer in English and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. His research revolves around the cultural history of the Atlantic world, particularly in the long 18th- century. It is concerned with recovering the memory of Atlantic slavery in a Scottish context and looks to consider the implications of this recovery for contemporary debates on Scottish and British identity. Secondly, it also engages with theories around archipelagos, bringing together theories around Caribbean creolization, with the Four Nations approach which re-considers ‘the British Isles’ as an ‘Atlantic Archipelago’.

Michael's publications are listed below:

Scotland and the Caribbean, c.1740-1833: Atlantic Archipelagos (Routledge: New York and Abingdon, 2015)

'Yonder Awa: Slavery and Distancing Strategies in Scottish Literature' in Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past: the Caribbean Connection, ed. T.M Devine, (Edinburgh UP: Edinburgh, 2015)

'Robert Burns: Recovering Scotland's Memory of the Black Atlantic', Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2014, 37: 343-359

'Multi-Directional Memory, Many-Headed Hydras and Glasgow' in Britain's Memory of Slavery: Local Nuances of a National Sin, eds. Katie Donnington, Ryan Hanley, Jessica Moody, (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming).