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.


  • 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.


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.