White déjà vu: article by Literary Education Lab’s Sarah E. Truman

New article out by Sarah E. Truman in English in Australia:

Drawing on affect theory, critical race scholarship and discussions of whiteness, she argues that despite continued local attempts at diversification of English literary education, whiteness continues to circulate through and cling to many of the core texts, narratives and messages that make up English literary education. This whiteness is general and specific, global and local, obvious and hidden. Rather than attempting to discuss the literary canon as a whole, she focuses on a specific literary text as an example of how whiteness circulates as neutral or normal in literary education, even in a text that’s often framed as helping (white) students learn about racism: https://www.aate.org.au/documents/item/2290