Anti-racism & Victorian Studies (9/24 on Zoom)

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4pm on Zoom for a discussion about anti-racism anchored by essays from the forthcoming Victorian Studies special issue, Critical Race Theory and the Present of Victorian Studies (ed. Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Alicia Mireles Christoff, Amy R. Wong). Read a version of the editors’ introduction that has already generated lots of discussion in the LA Review of Books.

Contacts:

  • RSVP: Laura Griffith (lgriff2 at uw dot edu) to receive the Zoom meeting link
  • Readings: Matt Poland (mjpoland at uw dot edu) for access to pdfs of the readings.

Readings:

Several authors included in the special issue have generously shared advance copies of their essays with us. Thank you to them!!

  • Zarena Aslami, “Buffer Zones: Notes on Afghanistan, Race, and Empire”
  • Ryan D. Fong, “The Stories Outside the African Farm: Indigeneity, Orality, and Unsettling the Victorian”
  • Jane Hu, “Orientalism, Redux”
  • Olivia Loksing Moy, “Reading in the Aftermath: An Asian American Jane Eyre
  • Joseph M. Pierce and Manu Samriti Chander, “Cousin Theory: Brown Kinship and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel”

As always, read as much or as little as you can!

Please do not distribute or cite the readings without permission from the author.