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.
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] stanford.edu.