Apr 27 | Medievalism and American Racial Politics, 2018

Hosted by the Ph.D. Program in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY

4:00pm-7:00pm, Room 4406

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

Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University
Dorothy Kim, Vassar College
Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College
Respondent: Eric Lott, Graduate Center, CUNY

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