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CANCELED: Lecture: Cord Whitaker “‘The shade of trees their ancestors left'”

April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cord Whitaker, Associate Professor of English at Wellesley College, and currently member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, will present a public, keynote lecture on “’The shade of trees their ancestors left’: Medieval Blackness, African American Medievalism, and the Resistance of the Far Right” on Thursday April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140.

He will also conduct a workshop discussion on “Trippin’ into the Medieval Future: History, Controversy, and a Way Forward” (TBA)

A scholar of Chaucer and late medieval English literature with a particular focus on race, Prof. Whitaker is author of Black Metaphors How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).


April 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140
800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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