AHCS Speaker Series | Andrei Pop "Slavery, Sugar, and Subjectivity: On Henry Fuseli’s Oronooko"


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Andrei Pop (University of Chicago)

Slavery, Sugar, and Subjectivity: On Henry Fuseli’s Oronooko

The conjunction of consumer goods and unfree labor, and of both with aesthetic autonomy, is distinctive of recent postcolonial criticism of the eighteenth century. It was also formulated in the eighteenth century by a writer and painter, Henry Fuseli, in texts and images that appear to contradict one another.