Dontay M. Givens II

Dontay M. Givens II is a medieval and Renaissance PhD student at New York University. As an aspiring medievalist with interests in the construction of blackness as a literary and iconographical identity in the European Middle Ages and its relation to colonial concepts of race, he focuses in his research on the Dutch-, French-, and German-speaking regions of Western Europe. His research interests also include the history of capitalism, print culture in Early modern Europe, and medieval romance literature.

Both Flesh and Fiction

Imagining blackness before and after colonialism.


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