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Hitler's Germany as the New Plantation:
History According to William Styron
Danielle Christmas is Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Endowed Delta Delta Delta Fellow in the Humanities at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches a variety of courses, including “Slavery and the Holocaust in American Fiction & Film,” “America’s Strange Fruit: Lynching in Literature & Culture,” and “The God(s) of Slavery: Religious Experience in Early African American Literature.” Her current manuscript, “Auschwitz & the Plantation: Labor, Sex, and Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction,” concerns cultural production that suggests stories about slavery and the Holocaust are constitutive of and reliant on the same core narrative, and explores the sociopolitical implications of this popular trend. She has also begun work on a project that analyzes masculinity and sentimentality in white nationalist fiction.