When I arrived at MLA, I learned that Gikandi’s book, Slavery and the Culture of Taste had just been awarded, along with Greenblatt’s The Swerve, the James Russell Lowell Prize. Would readers of the Long 18th be interested in arranging a collaborative reading of this book for this spring? If I get enough responses, I’ll see if I can solicit Simon Gikandi to participate. If you’re interested in participating, or better yet, organizing, hit the Comment button or contact me offline at dmazella at uh.edu.
PS: It would be helpful if those responding would let me know the best time to schedule this week-long event. Thanks.