Christopher Freeburg

John A. & Grace W. Nicholson Professor

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University of Chicago, Ph.D. 2006

Research Interests

American and African American Literature; The Idea of Black Culture; The American Novel after 1850; Slavery in the Atlantic World; Media Aesthetics

Work in Progress

The Book of Black Culture is my current book in progress. This book tells the story of how enslaved Africans and their descendants transformed America’s infamous failure into the greatest moral occasion of modern Western life.


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