Symposium: Representations of Slavery in Neoliberal Times

This symposium brings together speakers who address neoliberalism, contemporary slavery and modern slavery through the concept of representation (visual, affective, cultural and media).  It is hosted by Media and Cultural Studies, the Postcolonial Research Group and the Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.

Location: Research Beehive, Room 2.20, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

Time/Date: Friday 25th May 2012, 13:00 – 18:00, followed by a wine reception at Northern Stage.



Professor Marcus Wood,
School of English, University of Sussex

Film Performance and the Memory of Slavery in Very Liberal Times


Professor Lubaina Himid,
Centre for Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire

Negative Positives: The Guardian, The Slave, The Wit and The Money

Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson,
School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

Debt, Freedom and Slavery in Neoliberal Times


Roundtable participants:

Dr. Kate Manzo (Politics, Newcastle), Dr. Diana Paton (History, Newcastle), Dr. Rachel Wells (Fine Art, Newcastle)

 This is a free event, but places are limited. To book a place, please contact: Carolyn Pedwell:

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