Christopher Freeburg, University Scholar

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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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Research Output

Counterlife: Slavery after Resistance and Social Death

Freeburg, C. C., Dec 2020, Duke University Press. 160 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life

Freeburg, C. C., 2017, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 172 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in Nineteenth Century America

    Freeburg, C. C., Aug 2012, Cambridge University Press. 214 p. (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)

    Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • Review: M. Awkward's Philadephia Freedoms: Black American Trauma, Memory, and Culture after King

    Freeburg, C. C., 2016, In : ALH Online Review. Series V, 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Baldwin and the Occasion of Love

    Freeburg, C. C., Jan 1 2015, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin. Elam, M. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 180-193 14 p. (Cambridge Companions to Literature).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Journal)

    Christopher Charles Freeburg (Advisory board member)


    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Honors & Recognition