Session Title

Whiteness in Medieval Studies 2.0 (A Workshop)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Fellowship of Medievalists of Color (MOC)

Organizer Name

Seeta Chaganti; Sierra Lomuto

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of California-Davis; Univ. of Pennsylvania

Presider Name

Seeta Chaganti

Paper Title 1

Workshop Leader

Presenter 1 Name

Dorothy Kim

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Vassar College

Paper Title 2

Workshop Leader

Presenter 2 Name

Carla María Thomas

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 3

Workshop Leader

Presenter 3 Name

Geraldine Heng

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Paper Title 4

Workshop Leader

Presenter 4 Name

Kavita Mudan Finn

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

12-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1045

Description

"Whiteness in Medieval Studies 2.0” continues the conversation begun at the "Whiteness" workshop in 2017 (see http://medievalistsofcolor.com/medievalists-of-color-/post-workshopreflections). Together, the workshop leaders and audience will further interrogate the effect of the field’s predominately white constitution upon the experiences of its scholars and students of color. This year, the workshop takes as its starting point Claudia Rankine et al.'s discussion of the “racial imaginary,” which elucidates the differing experiences and perceptions of white and POC writers. How, we will ask, might this concept inflect our understanding of medievalist scholarly practices? In the months before the conference, the organizers will use social media to make available links to Rankine and other relevant readings. This workshop will feature small breakout groups to foster in-depth discussion of the readings and the issues they raise for us as medievalists.

Seeta Chaganti

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Whiteness in Medieval Studies 2.0 (A Workshop)

Fetzer 1045

"Whiteness in Medieval Studies 2.0” continues the conversation begun at the "Whiteness" workshop in 2017 (see http://medievalistsofcolor.com/medievalists-of-color-/post-workshopreflections). Together, the workshop leaders and audience will further interrogate the effect of the field’s predominately white constitution upon the experiences of its scholars and students of color. This year, the workshop takes as its starting point Claudia Rankine et al.'s discussion of the “racial imaginary,” which elucidates the differing experiences and perceptions of white and POC writers. How, we will ask, might this concept inflect our understanding of medievalist scholarly practices? In the months before the conference, the organizers will use social media to make available links to Rankine and other relevant readings. This workshop will feature small breakout groups to foster in-depth discussion of the readings and the issues they raise for us as medievalists.

Seeta Chaganti