Session Title

Philology Today: Re-Assessing the Anglo-Germanic Philological Heritage in Troubled Times

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP)

Organizer Name

Matthew Giancarlo

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Kentucky

Presider Name

Matthew Giancarlo

Paper Title 1

Reclaiming Philology: Challenging the Field's Nationalist Origins

Presenter 1 Name

Eduardo Ramos

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Pennsylvania State Univ.

Paper Title 2

The White Man's Axe: Philology's Eternally Troubled Times

Presenter 2 Name

Seth Lerer

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of California-San Diego

Paper Title 3

When a Word Goes Bad: The Case of Pejoration for Public Philologists

Presenter 3 Name

Haruko Momma

Presenter 3 Affiliation

New York Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1010

Description

This session will explore some of the problematic aspects of the Anglo-Germanic philological heritage as it has both enabled, and critiqued, nationalist and racist ideologies, and how scholarship has sometimes ignored (or actively occluded) this part of its past. We hope to include the heritage of philology in the current ongoing debates about these matters. We hope to provoke discussion about re-assessments of our scholarly responsibility for accurate historical representation and scientific inquiry, along with considerations of the need for social awareness and inclusivity in philological practice. Matthew Giancarlo

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Philology Today: Re-Assessing the Anglo-Germanic Philological Heritage in Troubled Times

Fetzer 1010

This session will explore some of the problematic aspects of the Anglo-Germanic philological heritage as it has both enabled, and critiqued, nationalist and racist ideologies, and how scholarship has sometimes ignored (or actively occluded) this part of its past. We hope to include the heritage of philology in the current ongoing debates about these matters. We hope to provoke discussion about re-assessments of our scholarly responsibility for accurate historical representation and scientific inquiry, along with considerations of the need for social awareness and inclusivity in philological practice. Matthew Giancarlo