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Professor Richman Selected for Seminar on Slave Narratives at Yale University

Associate Professor of English Jared S. Richman is one of a select group of scholars nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a prominent American history seminar on slave narratives. The five-day seminar, to be held June 19-24 at Yale University, will be led by the award-winning historian David W. Blight, professor of American history at Yale.

The multidisciplinary seminar for faculty members in history, English, and related fields will use the slave narratives-as well as other assigned secondary reading-to comprehend the experience of slaves themselves during the transition from bondage to freedom. From a national pool of highly competitive nominations, 25 scholars were selected to participate in the seminar.

The invitation to the seminar comes at an opportune moment for Richman, who is in the midst of developing a new course for CC's English Department on the literature of slavery and abolition. He also is finishing a monograph, "Transatlantic Realms: British Romanticism and the Idea of America, 1780-1832," whose final chapter examines representations of America and the Atlantic slave trade in British Romantic literature.

Richman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Union College. He has been a faculty member at Colorado College since 2009, where he teaches courses in English and American literature, disability theory, and cultural studies.

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