Medievalism and American Racial Politics, 2018

APR 27, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

April 27, 2018: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

This panel discussion with consider how medievalism (academic and popular) is currently positioned in relation to American racial/racist discourses. The speakers will consider the ways in which the medieval is coopted into racializing discourses, and they will present their views of how work in medieval studies might best intervene, in productive and progressive ways, in this larger conversation. Co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies Certificate Program
 
Featuring:
Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University
Dorothy Kim, Vassar College
Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College
Respondent: Eric Lott, Graduate Center, CUNY