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Misalliance: Race, Caste, and the Rhetoric of Afro-Asian Comparison

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Race, Caste, and Colorism Project  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Sponsor: Race, Caste and Colorism Project

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Tanya Agathocleous is Professor of English at Hunter College, at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, modernist studies and twentieth-century literature, postcolonial literature and theory, and South Asian studies. Her latest monograph is Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere (Cornell UP, 2021), which looks at the effects of anti-sedition law on the overlapping public spheres of India and Britain under empire.

Janet Neary is Associate Professor of English at Hunter College, at the City University of New York (CUNY).  She works on 19th-century African American literature and visual culture, with a particular focus on slave narratives and early black literature of the American West. She is the author of Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives (Fordham UP, 2017), which traces the long arc of the African American slave narrative from the eighteenth century to the present in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated interplay between the visual and the literary throughout its history. 

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