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Medieval Studies Workshop: Sierra Lomuto



Sierra Lomuto (Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literatures in the English Department, Rowan University)


Friday, May 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Rm 216

Medieval Studies Workshop: Sierra Lomuto


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 in room 216 of Pigott Hall. Zoom attendance is possible here.

Registration is strongly encouraged here.

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. Learn more here.

For information, please email Johannes Junge Ruhland at