[PAST EVENT] "The Lost Sword Swallower & Other South Asian 'Freaks' of 19th Century America" By Prof. Bene Ferrao

November 11, 2016
12pm - 1pm
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 314
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

APiA Studies Banh Mi Lunch Lecture warmly invites all to

"The Lost Sword Swallower and Other South Asian 'Freaks' of 19th Century America"

By Dr. R. Benedito Ferrao, English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies

Noon, Fri., Nov 11, Morton 314

A 19th century juggler and a sword-swallower mysteriously disappear in the Atlantic Ocean. The display of these South Asian performers in 19th century sideshows, the growth of museums, and the World`s Fairs of later years were closely aligned with developing ideas of race and normality in America. Dr. Ferrao also queries performance as resistance in the making and subversion of racialized identities.

(Light Vietnamese fare for lunch featuring Banh Mi, gourmet Vietnamese sandwiches catered by Chopsticks Pho Grill. RSVP for gluten, vegan, vegetarians: [[fjtang]].)