CRRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Seminar: Ayanna Thompson

When and Where

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom


Ayanna Thompson, Arizona State University


The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto is pleased to present its 2021 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Graduate & Faculty Seminar:

"Christina Sharpe's Theory of Black Subjectivity in the Premodern Context"
Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake (Duke UP, 2016) offers a stark re-theorization of black subjectivity in the 21st century. This seminar will explore if/how Sharpe’s theories can be applied to premodern history, culture, and texts.
Ayanna Thompson, Arizona State University
March 10, 2021
Online via Zoom

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Ayanna Thompson is a scholar of Shakespeare, race, and performance. She is the author of many books including Blackface and Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America. As a Professor of English at Arizona State University, she directs the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, where she created RaceB4Race, an ongoing conference series and professional network community by and for scholars of color working on issues of race in premodern literature, history and culture.

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Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies