Pick of the Week: Dean’s Seminar – Moral Constitution: Elizabeth Carey’s ‘Tragedy of Mariam’ and the Color of Blood

Wednesday 12 June 2013 If The Tragedy of Mariam is “about” anything, it is about rank—and the privileges of moral courage and superiority that rank inherently bestows. Mariam’s whiteness against the blackness of the characters of Salome and of Herod does constitute the moral encoding of raced subjects—but the “race” in question is a difference in rank. In… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Dean’s Seminar – Moral Constitution: Elizabeth Carey’s ‘Tragedy of Mariam’ and the Color of Blood