Madeleine Dobie (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

Trading Places: Colonialism, Slavery, and Eighteenth-Century French Culture

Columbia University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Madeleine Dobie worked on three chapters and conducted research on three more for her book project Trading Places: Colonialism, Slavery, and Pre-Revolutionary French Culture. She wrote a chapter, "Translation in the Contact Zone: Antoine Galland's Thousand and One Nights, Arab Tales," that will be published in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: From Galland to Burton (Toronto University Press, forthcoming 2007). With Rebecca Saunders, she coedited and cowrote the introduction for a special issue on "Africans in France/France in Africa" of Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (vol. 26, no. 2, 2006). She also revised an essay, "Invisible Exodus: The Cultural Effacement of Antillean Migration," that has been accepted for publication in Diaspora, a Journal of Transnational Studies (forthcoming 2007).