Christopher Freeburg

Presidential Humanities and Social Sciences Endowed Chair

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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 nearly finished and will be published by Yale University Press. 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.

I've begun writing a new book called Freedom Acts. Freedom Acts reimagines the problem of objectification across African American literature.


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