Following NAVSA’s statement against systemic racism and the discussion spearheaded in “Undisciplining Victorian Studies” (by Ronjaunee Chatterjee, Alicia Christoff, and Amy Wong), it is necessary that we take concrete actions to engage with our own implicit biases and uninterrogated assumptions about the shape of Victorian Studies as a whole. To do so, we are forming a reading group focused on race and transimperialism that, hopefully, will encourage personal reflection and community discussion. These will go hand-in-hand with other efforts—including the NAVSA 2020-21 online activities—as part of rethinking our research and our pedagogies.
This “Race and Transimperialism” reading list was compiled with two specific goals in mind: first, the list would primarily feature scholars of color; and second, the list would include established, canonical works alongside emerging scholarship.
The goal is to meet once per month via Zoom, September 2020 through June 2021; September, December, and January have shorter readings as they are often the busiest times for academics. We will be soliciting suggestions from the attending members for the final three readings in order to leave room for specific interests or new developments. Reading group members may attend as many or as few sessions as they wish.
For more info about signing up for this group (for updates, shared files, etc.), contact list coordinator Lindsey O’Neil (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For access to files, contact list coordinator Lindsey O’Neil (she/her) at email@example.com.
University of Maryland's Center for Literary and Comparative Studies year-long series.
Tuesday 21 July 2020, 2-6pm (14:-00-18:00).
For more info about signing up for this group (for updates, shared files, etc.), contact list coordinator Lindsey O’Neil.