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"Lose Her to an African": Race and Gender in William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, 190
Central Campus

The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Colloquium Presents...

"Lose Her to an African": Race and Gender in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Presented by Stephen Kim, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English

Abstract: This work is an excerpt of the first chapter of my dissertation, which examines the co-constitution of race, gender, and sexuality in early modern English texts. While The Tempest has served as a fertile point of departure for postcolonial and critical race scholars, my chapter seeks more to examine and articulate how race is working and constituted in the play itself. I argue that in The Tempest, race is inseparable from regulations of female sexuality and that this play necessitates an approach in which we look at race and gender together. 

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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English, American Studies Program, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies, Diversity


cascal, engdep, fgsscal, africal, amstcal, lgbtstudiescal, cashum

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Aidan Kelly

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Stephen Kim

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Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English

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Graduate students in humanities and social sciences

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