Race and Resistance Book Launch


A joint book launch in collaboration with Oxford University Press to celebrate the publication of:

Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture by Tessa Roynon  (Faculty of English)


Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939 by Justine McConnell (Faculty of Classics)

Scholars from different disciplines will give short critiques of the books, 1.10-1.40


About the network:

This network will focus on the twentieth-century activists, artists and intellectuals who worked within and challenged racially oppressive hierarchies, and sought to achieve full equality once those formal hierarchies had been overturned. In particular, it will explore the ways in which such activists understood their lives and resistance within a global context, and the connections they forged with each other across national and imperial borders.

The project will bring together faculty and postgraduates from a range of disciplines to explore this topic through a series of meetings discussing research in progress and key texts, and through workshops with invited speakers and major symposia and conferences in due course.

Please contact Imaobong Umoren (imaobong.umoren@history.ox.ac.uk), Tamara Moellenberg (tamara.moellenberg@english.ox.ac.uk) or Justine McConnell (justine.mcconnell@classics.ox.ac.uk) for more details.


Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Audience: University of Oxford only