Medieval Studies Workshop: Sierra Lomuto

Sierra Lomuto (Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literatures in the English Department, Rowan University)
Fri May 20th 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pigott Hall, Bldg 260, Rm 216

Sierra Lomuto will lead a seminar on the global Middle Ages, with pre-circulated readings. The target audience is medievalist graduate students, but is open to any interested faculty and student. Lunch will be served for registered people.

In-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

Ahead of the seminar, please read the following articles, accessible here:

Sylvie Kandé, “African Medievalism: Caste as Subtext in Ahmadou Kourouma’s Suns of Independence and Monnew.” Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe, edited by Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul (2009)

Bryan Keene, Introduction to Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts (2019)


Janet Abu-Lughod, “The World System in the Thirteenth-Century: Dead-end or Precursor?” Islamic and European Expansion: The Forging of a Global Order, edited by Michael Adas (1993)

Sanjay Krishnan, Introduction to Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia (2007)

Sharon Kinoshita, “Deprovincializing the Middle Ages.” The Worlding Project: Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization, edited by Rob Wilson and Christopher Leigh Connery (2007)

Geraldine Heng, “Early Globalities, and its Questions, Objectives, and Methods: An Inquiry into the State of Theory and Critique.” Exemplaria (2014)

Sierra Lomuto is Assistant Professor of English at Rowan University. She is preparing a book titled Exotic Allies: Mongol Alterity and Racial Formations in Medieval Literature. Her research has appeared both in peer-reviewed venues such as Exemplaria and postmedieval, and in public venues such as In the Middle and Medievalists of Color. She will also give a talk on the same day, at 4pm in room 216: information here.

Sierra Lomuto will also give a talk at 4:00 pm PDT on Friday, May 20, 2022.

For information, please email Johannes Junge Ruhland at jmjr [at] (jmjr[at]stanford[dot]edu).