Remembering Nat Turner: Studies in Historical Memory and Representation

Discovery Core Experience: I&S Courses

BCORE 115 (I&S) or BCORE 117 (VLPA)

60-Second Syllabus: Remembering Nat Turner: Studies in Historical Memory and RepresentationIndividuals and Societies Icon

About This Course: 

In 1831, Nat Turner led an insurrection conducted by enslaved people in Southampton County, Virginia. Ever since, historians have been analyzing this event, and artists have been retelling the story (through poems, songs, paintings, plays, novels, and films). Find out why the event proves unforgettable.

Professor Linda Watts (She/Her/Hers)

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About Professor Watts: 

  • B.A. Individualized Major, University of Delaware
  • Ph.D. American Studies, Yale University



"My preparation and principles cause me to seek holistic approaches to the study of culture; to pursue interdisciplinary forms of inquiry; to engage contextual issues of inequality, injustice, and silence; and to view teaching, scholarship, and service as (in part) potential agents of cultural intervention and change." -Professor Watts​