Dr Caroline Schroeter is an Early Career Researcher and project lead of #DouglassWeek. In 2019, she was awarded a PhD summa cum laude in American Studies and Film and Screen Media Studies at University College Cork. Since then, she has been working as a University Language teacher at University College Cork. In the last 15 years, she has dedicated her research and teaching to engaging students with the cinematic representation of slavery, racism and stereotyping, and making North American slavery on page and on screen accessible, visible and understandable for students. Her work also explores the foundations of modern-day, systemic racism, following the political, cultural and social developments and civil rights movements, and she has been involved in a variety of diversity and inclusion efforts in Ireland and abroad, such as the Free The Slaves Initiative or Students Ending Slavery.
She has published widely about representation, cinematic slave narratives, and racism and stereotyping on screen. One of her recent publications appears in Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights, 1976-2016. Currently, she is working on a book project titled Reform, Representation and Rebellion: Screening Frederick Douglass.
Sarah McCreedy is a PhD scholar at the School of English, University College Cork. Her research on the resurgence of American literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction has previously been funded by the Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship. She is currently a postgraduate representative for the Irish Association for American Studies, a co-organiser of #DouglassWeek, and a co-host of the upcoming American studies podcast, The Americanista.
Editor’s note: Catherine Gander is the Chair of the all-island Irish Association for American Studies and Associate Professor of American Literature at Maynooth University. She is the author of the award-winnin... Read More...