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Overview of Doris Y. Kadish

Doris Y. Kadish is Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of French and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. She has written extensively on women writers and nineteenth-century French literature. Her first important contribution to the emerging field of slavery in the French-speaking world was the co-edited volume Translating Slavery: Gender and Race in French Women’s Writing 1783-1823. That volume has been reissued by Kent State Univeristy Press in two revised and expanded volumes: Translating Slavery, Volume 1: Gender and Race in French Abolitionist Writing, 1780-1830 (2009) and Ourika’s Progeny, Volume 2 (2010). Following a conference held at the University of Georgia in 1997, the proceedings of which were published as Slavery in the Caribbean Francophone World: Distant Voices, Forgotten Acts, Forged Identities (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2000), the slavery website was initiated and has continued to the present time. Her published work related to slavery includes Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves (Liverpool University Press, 2012) and editions of several nineteenth-century abolitionist writings: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore’s Sarah (with Deborah Jenson), MLA 2008; Charles de Rémusat’s Saint-Domingue Plantation (with Norman R. Shapiro), Louisiana State UP 2008; Charlotte Dard, La Chaumière africaine, L’Harmattan, 2005; Sophie Doin, La Famille noire suivie de trois Nouvelles blanches et noires. L’Harmattan, 2002. An edition entitled The Poetry of Haitian Independence, with collaborators Norman R. Shapiro of Wesleyan University and Deborah Jenson of Duke University, is forthcoming with Yale University Press.

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