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This class consists of two mini-seminars, each focusing on the histories of race and sexuality in premodern England, and the literature and cultural texts that were shaped by, and in turn shaped these histories. Taken together, the two seminars will explore key texts that show how racial and sexual identities were mutually constitutive, and how they were shaped by English contact with other parts of the world, as well as changing class relations within England. Through these histories, the seminars will seek to interrogate and revise theories of race and sexuality.