• Bryant and Mittman, Travels of the Blemmye-Folke, LISTENING 52.3.pdf

    Author(s):
    Brantley Bryant, Asa Simon Mittman (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Monsters and Monstrosity
    Subject(s):
    Monstrosity, Middle English literature, Old English, Old Norse, Mythology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    monster theory
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/52df-h806
    Abstract:
    In this article, we bring to light a text that foregrounds listening to the monster, in this case the Blemmyes, by making available to scholarly readers a previously unknown Middle English poem of great historical and literary significance. Our discovery was made possible through the generous funding of the NEPS (National Endowment for the Preternatural Studies), which allowed us to spend the summer of 2016 cataloging previously unstudied collections in the famously capacious library of Miskatonic University, in Arkham, MA. As is well known, several collections in the library were assembled and acquired in order to bolster the founders’ problematic stances on race, miscegenation, and eugenics, and since the radical restructuring of the administration, mission, and student body in the 1990s, are consequently now being mined by researchers in critical race theory and sociology as a trove of sources, some unique survivals, on individual and structural racism.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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