Monday, September 18, 2017

On the Media: Nazis and Medieval Studies

I spoke with On the Media about Taylor Swift and Medieval Studies and Nazis, in response to my Pacific Standard article.


There's a lot going within medieval studies right now, but I don't want us to forget this. White supremacist appropriation of medieval content is ongoing. We shoudn't forget the students at University of Nevada Reno who saw their classmate holding a torch in Charlottesville.

We can debate what the right steps are to take in response, but not the existence of the problem. As Brooke Gladstone likes to say, "Holy cow!" Even medieval history ...

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