Sonia Kaszovsky: The Lowell Re:Offering

The ‘Lowell Re:Offering’ is a contemporary reading of texts by female mill factory workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.

The original periodical ‘The Lowell Offering’ was published between 1840-1845, presenting a depository of poetry, fiction, and reflections on labour and employment conditions. While The Offering might be seen as an instance of an emancipatory process, by employing the genre of horror, the ‘Re:Offering’┬áre-examines the publication within the context of its production: the settler colony; enslaved people’s labour; the factory and exploitative mechanisms; the institute of marriage and other violent forms of societal reproduction.