Middle East Studies

Lecture | Rachel Schine | Reading Blackness and Whiteness in Medieval Arabic Literature

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall Room 305

About the Event

Rachel Schine will give a talk on “Reading Blackness and Whiteness in Medieval Arabic Literature.” What might it mean to write histories of premodern race in ways that decenter Europe? What are the stakes of doing so in our globalized racial present? This talk will cover some of the main methods, meanings, and sources that Prof. Schine pursues as a scholar of racialization in the Islamic Middle Ages. She will explore the seeming paradox of historicizing race by at once using and upending Euro-American theoretical tools established for this purpose.

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