696: Decolonizing the Victorians

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Gold Coast

Session Information

Description: Victorian: a period whose very name invites decolonial thinking. Participants focus on ways of shifting course design and teaching practices in nineteenth-century British literature away from white metropolitan imperialist subjects, works, and heuristics, asking, How do we teach the history and dynamics of empire without unthinkingly replicating them? What particular challenges and resources does the period offer an antiracist pedagogy?


Daniel Hack, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Alicia Christoff, Amherst C

Tim Watson, U of Miami

Sukanya Banerjee, U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Grace Lavery, U of California, Berkeley

Ryan Fong, Kalamazoo C

Robert David Aguirre, James Madison U


Mary Ellis Gibson, Colby C