• Decolonizing Late Victorian Biopolitics

    Author(s):
    Steven Pokornowski
    Editor(s):
    Anne Cong-Huyen
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Identity (Psychology), Race
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Gender, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Open, Scaffolded, Collaborative project, Forking, Archive, Digital pedagogy, Identity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/mp92-xd71
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Digitizing Chinese Englishmen is an early-stage digital archive project by Adeline Koh, which digitizes the Straits Chinese Magazine, a journal published by diasporic Chinese in Southeast Asia at the turn of the twentieth century. Steven Pokornowski here offers an example of how teachers can use this repository of primary texts to teach about gender, race, colonial politics, and biopolitics in the late Victorian era. Juxtaposing the archive alongside the canonical text Dracula, he provides context and theoretical framing to situate the novel as it relates to colonialism, imperialism, and race, as the “Victorian Chinesemen” at the heart of the publication present a complex portrait of precarious power in imperial Britain. This exercise builds on skills students are already learning in their class, but it broadens the canon and thus allows students to interrogate the production of gender and race within the British Empire.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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