Zoomcast with Pearl Chaozon Bauer

Zoomcast Production Details

Speakers: Pearl Chaozon Bauer (guest), Tricia Lootens (host)

Length: 32:36

Zoomcast Date: February 24, 2022

Zoomcast Series: Positionality

Full Zoomcast Transcript (Download):  PDF  |  Word

Zoomcast Overview

In this Zoomcast conversation, Tricia and Pearl reframe their first Zoomcasts to discuss their recent shifts in academic positionality with respect to undisciplining and redefining the classroom. Pearl shares her newly empowered position of effecting change in Victorian studies as a UVC founder while being forced out of higher education.

Positionality Series

This cluster of Zoomcasts begins with our journeys as scholars initially trained in a national literature that has been integral to producing fantasies of white British superiority and, more importantly, why we advocate to “undiscipline” Victorian studies as a way to inspire new modes of antiracist teaching in our classroom spaces. Because these reflections come from our personal experiences, we don't intend to speak on behalf of others and are sharing from the position of our own identities, bodies, institutional locations, and backgrounds as a way to spark thought and discussion.

Guest Biography

Dr. Tricia Lootens, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English emerita at the University of Georgia, is a former collective member of off our backs: a women’s newsjournal. The author of Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres (Princeton, 2017) as well as of Lost Saints (University Press of Virginia, 1996), Lootens first started publishing and teaching on connections between Victorian poetry and the Black Atlantic in the 1990s. More recently, her “Looking Beyond [and Before] Ancient Ballads: Toru Dutt’s Sheaf and the Force of Abolition Time” in Victorian Studies, 2019 speaks to one aspect of linking Victorian, Transatlantic, and transimperial poetic studies; her 2011 Longman Cultural Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Kim, co-edited with Paula M. Krebs represents another.

Page/Zoomcast Citation (MLA)

“Zoomcast with Pearl Chaozon Bauer.” Tricia Lootens, host. Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, 2022, https://undiscipliningvc.org/html/zoomcasts/chaozon-bauer.html.