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Luminescence: Insect Knowledges, Power, and the Literary: 1705-1814

December 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Photograph portrait of a woman standing against a white wall with her brown hair pulled back from her face. She wears a blue scarf and a brown tweed jacket.
Photograph by F. Neyrat. Image courtesy of Monique Allewaert.

[Due to COVID-19, this event has been moved to a digital conferencing platform. For more information about participation, contact IRH at info@irh.wisc.edu.]

Monday Seminar:

Monique Allewaert

Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

English, UW-Madison


Allewaert is completing a book that explores how West Indian plantation colonies’ inadvertent proliferation of insects became central to the cultural productions of enslaved, free black, indigenous, and subaltern white stakeholders.


Monique Allewaert studies 18th-century American plantation colonies, especially at the intersections of ecology, race studies, and aesthetics.


December 7
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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