This working group investigates “race” in the Victorian period as a complex, contested concept rather than a self-evident and/or monolithic term referring primarily to colonized peoples. This expanded focus includes, but is not limited to, research on: people of color in British cities; visual/scientific/narrative/poetic depictions of race; fears of miscegenation; abolitionism; conflations of religion with race; racialization of the Irish, Anglo-Jewish, or Roma; race and domestic policies; rhetorics describing indigenous peoples; migrations within empire; conceptions of whiteness; writing by non-white Victorian subjects; contemporary legacies of 19thC paradigms.
Participants include:
Zarena Aslami (Michigan State U)
Sukanya Banerjee (U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Jessica Durgan (Bemidji State U)
Gretchen Gerzina (UMass, Amherst)
Taryn Hakala (U of California, Merced)
Mary-Catherine Harrison (U of Detroit Mercy)
Jodie Matthews (U of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, U.K.)
Michael Meeuwis (U of Warwick, Warwick, U.K.)
Lucy Sheehan (Texas A&M U, Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi)
Andrea Kaston Tange (Macalester C, Saint Paul)
Doreen Thierauf (U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
See the Discussion Board for conversations between Working Group members and links to the bibliographies-in-progress.

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