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Our first month on @a_bit_lit maybe has almost something for almost everyone?

First up, lots of things: @ProfCatherineR (10), @callanjd (19), @earlymodatLancs and @Tostig1066 (11) on stuff, things, surfaces and material culture

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And then, #raceb4race and #ShakeRace: @sydneeisanelf (14), @bkadams (5) and @s_e_omalley (18) on race, colonialism and marginalisation.
Queer poetry and trans or non-binary gender are brought by @will_tosh (16) and @mollfrith (15), both of them in very different ways asking about the crossovers between practice and scholarship, theatre and other kinds of performance.

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#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race This is a long thread that addresses Safety & Secret FB Groups: There are two separate things happening that Abby Ang has conflated as one thing. The secret FB group is separate from the scholarly activist org. Medievalists of Color.
2/ This is made clear in the Constitution. The secret FB group is there for different BIPOC scholars in medieval studies as a safe space to share safety information, safety resources, address potential violence or other harms targeting various group members;
3/it includes sensitive personal information in the group. In fact, the group often has multiple messages about potential fascist security issues at medieval studies conferences to warn other potential vulnerable group members.Moderators sponsor members; It is not open to anyone.
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🚨#ShakeRace🚨Our
@jnlamstudies Forum, “#Shakespeare and #Black America” before the 2020 print publication if you have access to the
@CambridgeCore platform. Just in time for our #RaceB4Race discussions on appropriation! Buckle up--Tweetstorm a' comin' #LitPOC #MedievalTwitter
2/ These essays are short and, not just accessible, but actually enjoyable (IMHO). I’m always tweeting stuff for you to check out, but this time you don’t have to listen to just me. (Although y'all most def should listen to me) + #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC
3/ Look at this referee comment. Now you KNOW you need to read these if you are interested in #appropriation #pedagogy #theater #Activism #archives #BlackHistory! Thanks generous and insightful reviewer!! #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC #ShaxCultApp
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#MedievalTwitter h/t to @DanielleGAllor for reminding me of the critical medieval studies bibliography on rape culture. Let's look at the titles of these texts to make clear the utter disingenuous/libelous and/or badly researched comments of @Real_HistoryGuy et. al. 1/
@DanielleGAllor @Real_HistoryGuy #MedievalTwitter We can begin w/ Kathryn Gradval's 1991 book Ravishing Maidens: Writing Rape in Medieval French Lit. and Law. Hmmm, so are you saying Kathryn Gradval's title is also an indication that "she wants to ravish maidens". 🤔 amzn.to/2QPZJlr
@DanielleGAllor @Real_HistoryGuy #MedievalTwitter Then we have Suzanne Edwards 2015 book The Afterlives of Rape in Medieval English Literature. Which is on sale at the Palgrave sale for $9.99. amzn.to/2rwQj3K
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THREAD: It’s true. I’ve been running the @GroupBABEL Twitter account for way too long & no one gives a damn. Not to mention that I no longer want to be associated with this group since they attended @KzooICMS 2019 even though Medievalists of Color were iced out. #MedievalTwitter
To be super-frank, I’ve been (heart)sick because of @GroupBABEL’s inattention to divisive issues in the field ever since 2016 when I urged boycotting the Kalamazoo Congress after Allen Frantzen’s misogynist & racist writings came to light, to no avail. I haven’t been back since.
I spent a lot of time in 2016 ranting about Frantzen’s misogyny & racism (& theft of junior colleagues’ work) & also wrote letters to every learned society begging them to censure him, to no avail. But thank you @JonathanHsy, Suzanne Akbari & @muellerale for helping me with that.
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THREAD.

1/ Given how the Int’l. Society of Anglo-Saxonists can’t get its act together to change its name, which is racist, & also has no problem sheltering predators & misogynists who are white men, we need to revisit our intellectual history. #RaceB4Race #MedievalTwitter #ASS
2/ Some scholars favor a name-change because they believe fascist-racist hate groups have misappropriated the subject matter of their field and thus we should distance ourselves from those folk. But others say: it’s not OUR fault that happens & we don’t want to erase our history.
3/ Scholars who believe the only thing wrong with “Anglo-Saxon” is that racist hate groups have appropriated it are terrible scholars, and worse historians. The first 2 attestations in English for “Anglo-Saxonist” are to John Mitchell Kemble (OED) & the 3rd time, in his obituary.
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SOOOO excited for the next installment of @ACRMS #RaceB4Race symposia @FolgerLibrary next week. FYI, this is ongoing series of symposia that centers the work of scholars of color. Thread of random thoughts about ways to go forward re #RaceB4Race and #ShakeRace.
warning, I kinda suck at threads, so grab yo coffee. /1.5
I have been thinking of things that need to be done to elevate this work/change the fields. Much of this is #ShakeRace specific, but some have broader applications. /2
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OK folks a few more thoughts for #MedievalTwitter on that NYT article as #Kzoo2019 approaches. [THREAD] #LitPOC #NotAMonk
1/ I’m glad that the #NotAMonk convos are pointing out problems with the NYT article's opening quote (Richard Utz, prominent white male medievalist, “speaking for” the field as if it were “apolitical” and as if monks were apolitical — in the past or present).
2/ But such convos are still uneven in naming the harms of such framing: this kind of statement is part of a continued pattern of sidelining marginalized medievalists (esp. BIPOC) and casting such ppl/allies as “inappropriately” political or “imposing” on an innocent field.
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