1/28/2019: Race and the Epistemologies of Otherness

Monday, January 28, 2019 5:30 PM – 6:40 PM

National Churchill Library & Center
Gelman Library, 1st Floor
2130 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052



About the Event:

A light dinner reception will be from 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, with food available on a first come, first serve basis. This event is open to the public. If you are not a GWorld cardholder, please bring a form of photo ID and contact gsigur@gwu.edu to secure your registration.

Who produces knowledge about race? In what context? Race as a concept intersects with other social factors such as class, gender, and cultural citizenship to form narratives that contribute to how we think about otherness. Drawing on her latest book, this presentation examines narratives that reflect the impact of epistemologies of otherness upon our understanding of race. Please access the link below for a full description of the book.

Race (Routledge New Critical Idiom series) by Martin Orkin and Alexa Alice Joubin (London: Routledge, 2019).
Book link: https://www.routledge.com/Race/Orkin-Joubin/p/book/9781138904699


About the Speaker:

Alexa Alice Joubin is Professor of English, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she is founding co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute. She holds the Middlebury College John M. Kirk, Jr. Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the Bread Loaf School of English, and was appointed Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare studies at Queen Mary University of London. As research affiliate in literature at MIT, Alexa is founding co-editor of the open-access digital performance archive Global Shakespeares. Her latest book is Race, which is co-authored with Martin Orkin and is part of the Routledge Critical Idiom series.

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