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Ana Grinberg Recently Published an Article

Published on November 16, 2017

Ana Grinberg Recently Published an Article

We are delighted to announce Ana Grinberg’s recent published article “Robes, Turbans, and Beards: ‘Ethic Passing’ in Decameron 10.9” in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron X.9, Sultan Saladin and Messer Torello. In Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron X.9, Sultan Saladin and Messer Torello use a number of artifacts and devices to represent an ethnic and class identity that is not theirs. In this article, Dr. Grinberg argues that these ethnic performances help us understand medieval western European anxieties about ethnic and class boundaries and their permeability. Far from contending that identity is an “either/or” condition, she finds that looking into literary representations of “ethnic passing”—meaning, successfully representing someone from a different cultural and/or ethnic background—exposes the complexity of medieval identity in relation to garments, adornment, demeanor, and other cultural aspects.  Dr. Ana Grinberg is Secretary-Bibliographer, Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch Instructor, and an Instructor in the Department of English.  Congrats, Ana!

 Link to the website of the publisher: https://boydellandbrewer.com/series/medieval-clothing-and-textiles/medieval-clothing-and-textiles-13-hb.html

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