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Amanda Shuman, Transnational and International: Athletes and sports networks in China under Mao

Date: 13 January 2021,18.00-19.00 UK time This International Sports' History and Culture (@ICSHC) research webinar is part of the Decolonising DMU project Dr Amanda Shuman is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Freiburg (Germany). She received her PhD in East Asian History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and researches the …

Ayanna Thompson, Arizona University – On Protean Acting in Shakespeare: Race & Virtuosity

From the early modern period, actors have been praised for being "protean" when they perform cross-racial impersonations. This talk will think through that legacy and how virtuosity in acting is implicitly and explicitly racialized. Speaker Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University) Biography¬†Ayanna Thompson is director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Arizona …