Race and Gender in Global Hispanophone Research Group Presents “Identities on the Edge: The Intersectionalities of Fencing in Early Modern Spain”
The Race and Gender in Global Hispanophone Research Group is delighted to invite you to the talk “Identities on the Edge: The Intersectionalities of Fencing in Early Modern Spain”
Location: Pigott Hall - Room 252 (German Library)
Date: Friday (December 1, 2023)
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
How did gender, class, nation, and race clash and cross in the world of early modern fencing? What did wielding a sword mean to a Black man in sixteenth-century Spain? Can we overcome the hackneyed notion of the sword as a phallic symbol of power?
Come and find out! Professor Manuel Olmedo Gobante (University of Arkansas) will encourage us to reflect on how martial arts in general, and fencing in particular allowed early modern Spaniards to envision, forge, and fight for their identities.
For inquires for this event, please contact smrey [at] stanford.edu (smrey[at]stanford[dot]edu)