Talks

A Selected List of Appearances by Cord Whitaker

"B(l)ack Home in the Middle Ages: Medievalism in Jessie Redmon Fauset’s ‘My House and a Glimpse of My Life Therein’—A chapter in The Harlem Middle Ages: Color, Time, and Harlem Renaissance Medievalism"

Biennial Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; April 13, 2019

“White Supremacy and the Alt-right’s Middle Ages”

The Medieval Then and Now: Race, Gender, and Identity Lecture Series; University of Missouri—Kansas City; Kansas City, MO; April 12, 2019. 

“Alt-right Ultranationalism and its Black Medievalist Answer”

Race in the Middle Ages and Now; Program in Medieval Studies, School of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers—New Brunswick, Federated Department of History of Rutgers—Newark; Rutgers—New Brunswick; New Brunswick, NJ; March 6, 2019.

“Modern Black Lives and the Medieval Right: Medieval Rhetoric and the Making of Modernity”

Medievalism in Contemporary Culture Speaker Series; Class of 1952 Professorship, Department of English, African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, University of North Carolina—Greensboro; Greensboro, NC; February 19, 2019.

Respondent: “Access, Excellence, and Impact in the Study of Race Before Race”

Race Before Race: An ACMRS Symposium; Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ; January 18, 2019.

Keynote Address: “Race, Rhetoric, and the End of the White Middle Ages”

13th Annual Moravian College Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Moravian College; Bethlehem, PA; December 1, 2018.

“Race, Rhetoric, and the Alt-Right’s Middle Ages”

English Department, History Department, African American and Africana Studies, and the Arts & Lectures Committee, Ursinus College; Collegeville, PA; March 19, 2018.

“Double (Medievalist) Consciousness: The 19th Century and Jessie Redmon Fauset’s Harlem Renaissance Medievalism”

Touching the Past (Again): Closing Symposium Celebrating Ten Years of The George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, The George Washington University; Washington, DC; March 2-3, 2018.

"Race, Rhetoric, and the Alt-Right's Middle Ages"

Wesleyan University, December 2017.

"Whiteness and the Alt-Right's Middle Ages"

The Crusades, the Middle Ages, and the Alt-Right: A Symposium for Scholars and Journalists, George Washington University, October 2017.

“Shimmering Philological Mirage: Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale and the Spiritual Side of Race”

Rhode Island Medieval Circle Lectures; Program in Medieval Studies, Brown University; Providence, RI; November 14, 2016.

“Chaucer’s Anelida and Arcite and the Imperative of Love in Cancer Research”

Medieval Natures: Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium; University of the South; Sewanee, TN; April 1-2, 2016.

“Double (Medievalist) Consciousness: The Nineteenth Century, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Medieval Future”

Ninety-first Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America; Boston, MA; February 25-27, 2016.

“Race and the Middle Ages in the Modern University”

Mellon Forum of Life; Class of 2001 Reunion, Yale University; New Haven, CT; May 28, 2016.

Keynote Address & Response to Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel

Symposium on Periodization and Temporality in Literature; Department of English, University of Denver; Denver, CO; April 29, 2016.

“Black Chaucer”

Off the Books: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering; Fourth Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group; University of Toronto; Toronto, ON, Canada; October 9-11, 2015.

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