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Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar

Montclair State’s interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar is co-convened by the Departments of Classics and General Humanities, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish and Latino Studies, and World Languages and Cultures. The seminar brings together interested faculty and graduate students to hear about and discuss new research in medieval and early modern studies by pioneering scholars across the convening disciplines. All are warmly welcome.

Upcoming Speakers

David Sterling Brown (Binghamton University and The Racial Imaginary Institute)

Just Us: An Early Modern Critical Race Studies Conversation

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Wednesday, April 20, 4-5pm — Cole 141

Dr. David Sterling Brown—a Shakespeare and premodern critical race studies scholar—is Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University. His antiracist research, which centers on pedagogy and on how racial ideologies circulate in and beyond the early modern period, is published or forthcoming in numerous peer-reviewed and public venues such as Shakespeare Bulletin, Literature Compass, Radical Teacher, Shakespeare Studies, Hamlet: The State of Play, White People in Shakespeare and Los Angeles Review of Books. His forthcoming book projects, one of which is under contract with Cambridge University Press, examine how whiteness operates in Shakespearean drama. Through his current Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship, Dr. Brown has a residency with The Racial Imaginary Institute, founded by Claudia Rankine.