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Dorothy Kim

Dorothy Kim

Dorothy Kim teaches medieval literature at Brandeis University. She is a medievalist, digital humanist, feminist who works on premodern race, gender, and media.

An illustration from the cover of Grendel by John Gardner

The Question of Race in Beowulf

J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal scholarship on Beowulf centers a white male gaze. Toni Morrison focused on Grendel and his mother as raced and marginal figures.