Plantation Weddings and the Arc of Antebellum Desire
Kimberly J. Brown, MLK Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies and by Literature at MIT
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 12-1:30 pm
Plantations wedding venues, particularly in the US South, spatially reconstruct antebellum slave mansions as serene sites of joy. This talk will examine the politics of race, gender, and patriarchy that center on the unfreedom of others.