Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #shakerace

Most recents (13)

Just to further clarify folks. #BrightAgesSoWhite #MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #SlaveryArchive #TwitterHistorians This is the issue if you have NO CLUE about the alt-medieval academic ecosystem. Please look at the first two on the right. They are historians (D & S) .1/
Who medieval studies, and I specifically have discussed, as part of the alt-medieval (in long twitter threads), in this IHE article: 2/…
3/ I really want people to understand 2 things. How white supremacy is structural, STRUCTURAL & the WTGF WS, fascist ecosystem of medieval studies. Every white decision (including the BPOC supporting whiteness decisions) just further cements the structure of white supremacy.
Read 20 tweets
#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race So this is Open Access. This was from the first RaceB4Race conference. But I would like to discuss the long journey this took to get published. Thread. 1/…
The conference happened in January 2019 because of Academic REJECTION. Specifically Rejected from the @KzooICMS in 2019 of all the Medievalists of Color sessions (except the one where we basically do diversity labor for white people). 2/
@acmrs_asu & @jeffreyjcohen (Dean at Humanities) invited all those rejected to present instead at a symposium at ASU that @acmrs_asu would organize. Since Ayanna Thompson had just taken over as head of @acmrs_asu, she also thought it would be a good time for coalition building 3/
Read 23 tweets
Stellar cast for our roundtable discussion w/ @MEMOrients: @HassanaMoosa @Lubaabanama @endeeeka & Münire Zeyneb Maksudoğlu #OnBelonging
To start: what do we mean by ‘early modern orients’? What/who are we talking about when we refer to Anglo-Islamic encounters in the pre-modern period? How do we approach the multifaceted layers of identity? #OnBelonging
One distinction: theatre-goers who ‘encounter’ Islamic world when they pay a penny to hear a play in London, vs. the knowledge gained by those who actually travelled – galley slaves, merchants, sailors, pilgrims, ambassadors. #OnBelonging
Read 10 tweets
Part II. Thread. Medieval White Rage & the Alt-Medieval. #MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC I reference Carol Anderson's work b/c she points to how far white grievance will go into violent white rage during Jim Crow & school desegregation. What will white ppl do 27/
if their white privilege & place in their world is seen as "threatened" by BIPOC ppl. They will push back but they also will go to white rage violence to stop it & the change for equity & justice. Medieval Studies has an entire alt-medieval group entirely based on white rage 28/
This next example shows how white "leftists" become radicalized into the far-right universe. Tom McMaster, a.k.a. Gay Girl in Damascus. "Amina" was seen by online activists as queer Islamic feminist activist. Of course it was a racist catfish 29/…
Read 25 tweets
#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #Bigger6 #BiPOC18 #VicPOC #POC19 #LitPOC Medieval White Rage. This is literally a condensed version of a chapter in my book Alt-Medieval. A book by the way that I am slowing revising b/c (since it's Mental Health Awareness Month) of PTSD 1/
I have an excellent therapist, but it's still trauma work. I discuss this in this podcast which dropped this month. So this entire alt-medieval group have their own medieval, white supremacist 4chan space called Medieval Studies: State of the Field. 2/…
Paul Halsall started it b/c he couldn't stop himself from saying racist things @ me & other BIPOC medievalists in medieval FB groups. He got kicked out. The group includes Rachel Fulton Brown. Academic medievalists have been talking & liking her comments there for years. 3/
Read 8 tweets
What does it mean to read Shakespeare through an anti-racist lens?

As part of our commitment to decolonising the plays of Shakespeare, we're running free Anti-racist Shakespeare webinars alongside our summer plays (thanks to the support of Cambridge University Press!) #ShakeRace A red background with at &q...
We're striving to remove the barriers that still exclude people from Shakespeare: our Anti-racist Shakespeare webinars are both free and online, and will attempt to show how Shakespeare's society, his language and his theatres are preoccupied with race and racism. #ShakeRace
Our very own @ProfFarahKC and guests @AldoBillingslea & @vicorredera discuss language, performance history and culture in our first Anti-racist Shakespeare webinar on #AMidsummerNightsDream.

Register for free to join us next Thurs 20 May, 6pm. #ShakeRace
Read 3 tweets
#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC This is a PSA for an incident that happened earlier that smacked of some overt misogynoir. A bunch of those tweets have been erased but I am tweeting now to discuss some things related to ideas of BIPOC scholars & "rigor." 1/
#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC There are certain premodern study "skills" or "areas" that white premodern studies loves to wave around as the only way to go & use it as some sort of cudgel for gatekeeping that smacks of a kind of "white premodern only" 2/
#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC so people are in "shock" when premodern BIPOC scholars actually have these skills and in spades. One of them is often book history, material book culture, paleography etc. But the other one discussed is "philology". 3/
Read 23 tweets
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
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.
Read 11 tweets
#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.
Read 32 tweets
@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
Read 21 tweets
#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". 🤔
@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.
Read 12 tweets
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
Read 25 tweets
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.
Read 21 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!