13th July 2020 by

Page Breaks: Reading and Racism

Illustration from the Caroline Randall Williams article

On Wed 15 July (1pm) we’re discussing two recent articles responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Text (Reading)

  • Caroline Randall Williams, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument” (New York Times)
  • Jessa Crispin, “You Can’t Defeat Racism with Reading Lists” (Guardian)
  • BONUS: Liam also suggested this as a companion piece to the Crispin: Lauren Michele Jackson, “What is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?” (Vulture) (Thanks for this suggestion, Liam!)

Time and Place

  • Wed 15 July, 1 pm
  • Zoom: Link   (Password: pagebreaks)

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon! The event is run by Dorothy Butchard and Toria Johnson (d.butchard@bham.ac.uk and t.johnson@bham.ac.uk). Please email us if you have any questions, but you’re welcome to just turn up.

About Page Breaks

This is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. All welcome! https://blog.bham.ac.uk/englitpostgrad/page-breaks/