Exploring Slavery in Antebellum America through Poetry

In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” Dr. Holly Karapetkova (Professor, Literature & Languages) focuses on her current poetry manuscript project, Planter’s Wife, which uses primary source documents and historical research to explore slavery in antebellum America through the voices of plantation mistresses.

Dr. Karapetkova also explains why it’s important to write about slavery in the 21st century, and how creative writing and history can allow us to come to terms with the past and present.

We hope you enjoyed our conversation. Tune in again soon for our next edition of “Faculty in Focus.”