Medieval Studies Lecture: Cord Whitaker “‘The Shade of Trees Their Ancestors Left'”
March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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, March 18, 2021 at 5:00pm CST via Zoom.
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).
This lecture will take place in conjunction with the (virtual) 20th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies at UW–Madison.