Teaching race in the European Renaissance : a classroom guide / edited by Matthieu Chapman, Anna Wainwright.

Tempe, Arizona : ACMRS Press, Arizona State University, 2023.
xxviii, 524 pages : illustrations, music, maps ; 23 cm


Summary note
  • "Provides educators and students the tools they need to discuss race in the European Renaissance both in its unique historical contexts and as part of a broader continuum with racial thinking today"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "A multidisciplinary guide to classroom discussion of race in the European Renaissance. Teaching Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide provides both educators and students the tools they need to discuss race in the European Renaissance both in its unique historical contexts and as part of a broader continuum with racial thinking today. The volume gathers scholars of the English, French, Italian, and Iberian Renaissances to provide exercises, lesson plans, methodologies, readings, and other resources designed to bring discussions of race into a broad spectrum of classes on the early modern period, from literature to art history to the history of science. This book is designed to help educators create more diverse and inclusive syllabi and curricula that engage and address a diverse, twenty-first-century student body composed of students from a growing variety of cultural, national, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. By providing clear, concise, and diverse methodologies and analytical focuses, Teaching Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide will help educators in all areas of Renaissance Studies overcome the anxiety and fear that can come with stepping outside of their expertise to engage with the topic of race, while also providing expert scholars of race in the Renaissance with new techniques and pedagogies to enhance the classroom experience of their students"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Introduction / Matthieu Chapman and Anna Wainwright
  • Mapping race in early modern Europe / Matthieu Chapman
  • When students recognize gender but not race : addressing the Othello-Caliban conundrum / Maya Mathur
  • Sight-reading race in early modern drama : dog whistles, signifiers, and the grammars of Blackness / Matthieu Chapman and Joshua Kelly
  • Teaching Spenser's darkness : race, allegory, and the making of meaning in The Faerie Queene / Dennis Austin Britton
  • Teaching Aphra Behn's Oroonoko as execution narrative / Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey
  • Causing good and necessary trouble with race in Milton's Comus / Reginald A. Wilburn
  • "The present terror of the world" : The Ottoman Empire in the English imaginary / Ambereen Dadabhoy
  • When they consider how their light is spent : intersectional race and disability studies in the classroom / Amrita Dhar
  • Teaching race in Renaissance Italy / Anna Wainwright
  • Ogres and slaves : representations of race in Giambattista Basile's fairy tales / Suzanne Magnanini
  • The black female attendant in Titian's Diana and Actaeon (c. 1559), and in Modern Oblivion / Patricia Simons
  • Whitewashing the whitewashed Renaissance : Italian Renaissance art through a Kapharian lens / Rebecca M. Howard
  • Giovanni Buonaccorsi (fl. 1651-1674) : an enslaved black singer at the Medici Court / Emily Wilbourne
  • Barbouillage : twenty seventeenth-century poems on an enslaved black woman / Anna Kłosowska
  • Learning to listen : a new approach to teaching early modern encounters in the Americas / Charlotte Daniels and Katherine Dauge-Roth
  • Racial profiling : delineating the Renaissance face / Noam Andrews
  • Contextualizing race in Leonhard Thurneysser's account of Portugal / Carolin Alff
  • Settler colonialism, families, and racialized thinking : casta painting in Latin America / Dana Leibsohn and Barbara E. Mundy
  • Teaching race in the global Renaissance using local art collections / Lisandra Estevez
  • Podcasting Las Casas and Robert E. Lee : a case study in historicizing race / Elizabeth Spragins
  • American Moor : Othello, Race, and the conversations here and now / Marjorie Rubright and Amy Rodgers
  • Mapping race digitally in the classroom / Roya Biggie
  • (Re-)editing the Renaissance for an antiracist classroom / Ann C. Christensen and Laura B. Turchi.
  • 9780866988353
  • 9780866988360 (paperback)
  • 086698836X (paperback)
  • 0866988351 (hardcover)
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