Colonial Americas Workshop - "Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution"

Colonial Americas Workshop
Event date: 
November 16, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Zara Anishanslin
University of Delaware
Seminar Series: 
Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop

"Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution"

Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware

There is a precirculated, password-proected paper for this workshop. To receive the password please email Jennifer Loessy at

As a historian, Prof. Anishanslin specializes in Early American and Atlantic World History, with a focus on eighteenth-century material culture. Since 2016, she has been Assistant Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. From 2010 to 2016, Anishanslin was Assistant Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She received her PhD in the History of American Civilization at the University of Delaware in 2009, where her dissertation won the prize for Best Dissertation in the Humanities.  In 2011, it also won the University of Pennsylvania’s Zuckerman Prize, a national award for the Best Dissertation in American Studies. 

The Colonial Americas Workshop is a seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of the colonial, imperial, and revolutionary history of the Americas, broadly construed. The series brings together scholars from a wide range of sub-disciplines for the purpose of sharing scholarship, presenting student and faculty research, and discussing problems and trends in colonial history. The series also seeks to create more opportunities for informal interaction between graduate students and senior scholars.

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Military History
War & Society
United States
17th & 18th Centuries