Black Residue: Ink and Racial Thinking from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison

Jan. 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Taylor Hall 203

Professor Miles P. Grier (Queens College, CUNY and CUNY Graduate Center) offers a lecture based on his research on the transatlantic performance history of Shakespeare’s Othello, Shakespeare and early modern science, and Black Atlantic responses from Wheatley to Toni Morrison.

Professor Grier is the author of the recently published monograph Inkface: Othello and White Authority in the Era of Atlantic Slavery (2023), co-editor of the volume Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (2018), and author of articles such as “Black/White” (in Shakespeare / Text: Contemporary Readings in Textual Studies, Editing and Performance, 2021) and “Staging the Cherokee Othello: An Imperial Economy of Indian Watching” (in The William and Mary Quarterly, 2016).

Sponsored by the Department of English, Africana Studies Program, American Studies Program, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, and the Dean of the Faculty Office.

Campus community only, please.