Tirumular (Drew) Narayanan
Position title: Ph.D. Student
Drew is a second year Ph.D. student studying under Professor Thomas Dale. His current projects focus on French depictions of so-called “Saracen” characters (both historical and imagined) in fourteenth & fifteenth manuscripts. To this extent, he is interested in the nuances of “Race in the Middle Ages” as well as the memory of crusade. Drew has recently won an award for his Master’s Thesis: “White Saracens, Black Muslims, and Brown Hafsids: Imaginations of the ‘Saracen Prince’ in Les Grandes Chroniques De France (Royal MS 16 G VI)” from California State University, Chico. As a voracious consumer of early 20th century American pulp fiction, he also works on medievalisms and Americana.
Thomas E. A. Dale
AH 303: Race in the Middle Ages