Haitian Studies Association

Past Events

Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games (Mar. 8, 2024)


NOTE: This is not an H.S.A. event. We’re sharing the word as a service. 


Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games (Virtual Event) with Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall (California State University)

Friday, March 8th, 2024 | 12PM-1PM CST via zoom | Register here: https://forms.gle/vgsssxk2DqtnxJGMA

Join the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS) on Friday, March 8th for a lecture with Dr. Alyssa Sepinwall, where she will discuss her book Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games (University Press of Mississippi 2021). Long silenced in academia, the Haitian Revolution has made some surprising appearances in popular culture, ranging from a Chris Rock comedy to video games. This talk will consider how these media have portrayed the Haitian Revolution, and the challenges Haitian artists have in creating their own depictions of the Revolution.

Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall is a professor at California State University who earned a B.A. in intellectual history and political philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Stanford University. Her research specialties include the French and Haitian Revolutions, modern Haitian history, slavery and film, French colonialism, French-Jewish history, history and video games, and the history of gender. Her previous works include The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism (UC Press, 2005; released in paperback, 2021) and Haitian History: New Perspectives (Routledge, 2012).

Registrants will be sent the zoom link on the morning of this presentation.