Morgan Centre seminar: 'Blackface Desdemona: Theorizing Interracial Kinship Anxieties from William Shakespeare to Toni Morrison'

15:00 - 16:00 09 February 2022

Speaker: Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Depictions of white women in interracial sexual kinship illustrate the rhetoric by which antebellum discourses of race theorize blackness as transferrable from Black men (who “have” race) to white women (who “receive” race.) While Othello and Desdemona become iconic figures o..

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