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Pre-Modern and Contemporary Race and Racism in Five Objects (Panel Discussion)
September 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the wake of the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville (2017), and the murder of George Floyd (2020), this panel considers what 5 objects of art and literature reveal about intersections between pre-modern and contemporary ideas about race, racism and cultural difference. There will be brief 5-minute presentations by panelists followed by discussion.
Nandini Pandey (Professor, Classics/CANES): “Staging Diversity in the Roman Colosseum.”
Thomas Dale (Professor, Art History): “Representing Racial Subjugation in Medieval Sculpture from Saint Mark’s in Venice.”
Tirumular (Drew) Narayanan (Ph.D. Student, Art History): “Frazetta’s “Death Dealer” and White Nationalist Iconography in the US Military.”
Maxwell Gray (Ph.D. Candidate, English): “Beowulf, Madison, Wisconsin, 1878.”
Faisal Abdu’allah (Professor, Art, & Faculty Director, The Studio): “Re-imagining the Last Supper.”