Charles Forsdick

Professor Charles Forsdick

  • Advisory Board
  • Chair

James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool

Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool. He is currently Arts and Humanities Research Council theme leadership fellow for ‘Translating Cultures’, a programme of over 120 projects focused on translation, interpreting and multilingualism. He has published on a range of subjects, including travel writing, colonial history, postcolonial and world literature, and the memorialization of slavery. Recent books include The Black Jacobins Reader (Duke University Press, 2016), Toussaint Louverture: Black Jacobin in an Age of Revolution (Pluto, 2017) and Keywords for Travel Writing Studies (Anthem Press, 2019). Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, 2010-13, he recently led an international project on '"Dark Tourism" in Comparative Perspective: Sites of Suffering, Sites of Memory' which included fieldwork in French Guiana, New Caledonia and Vietnam. He is currently CI on the AHRC GCRF network+, the Antislavery Knowledge Network and has worked with the AHRC and ESRC on questions of indigenous methods.