Faculty Book Series: Mark C. Jerng -- Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Portrait of Mark C. Jerng
Mark C. Jerng

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Manetti Shrem Museum

Racial Worldmaking takes up particular popular genres--future war; plantation romance; sword and sorcery; alternate history--in order to analyze how genre formations inform our perceptual organizations of race and world. In doing so, it engages questions central to our current moment: In what ways do we participate in racist worlds, and how can we imagine and build one that is anti-racist?

Mark C. Jerng is a professor of English at UC Davis.

A book signing will follow the talk. 

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