Northwestern Events Calendar

Dec
4
2014

Race and the New Order of Theory: a workshop

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Location: 620 Library Place (PAS Seminar Room)

Public Lecture 1:
11am-12.30pm

Ian Bernard Baucom (University of Virginia)
History 4˚C: Climate Change, Critical Method, and the Historical Novel

Lunch Served: 12.30pm-1.30pm

Workshop 1: Tenacity of Racism
1.30pm-4pm

Faculty Facilitator: Sherwin Bryant (Northwestern University)
Faculty Commentators:
David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine) and
Graduate Student Commentators:
Cecilio Cooper (African American Studies)
David Molina (Rhetoric and Public Culture)

Readings:
This cluster of readings tackles debates on the persistence of race in contemporary life.

Ash Amin, The Remainders of Race
Kathryn T. Gines, A Critique of Postracialism
Bryant Simon, Race Doesn’tMatter, Race Matters
Loic Wacquant, Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality in the Neoliberal City

Friday, December 5, 2014
Location: 108 Harris Hall

Workshop 2: Race and at the time of the Anthropocene
10am-12noon

Faculty Facilitator: Dilip Gaonkar (Northwestern University)
Faculty Commentators:
Charles W. Mills (Northwestern University) and
Graduate Student Commentators:
J. Dakota Brown (Rhetoric and Public Culture)
Jared Rodriguez (African American Studies)

Readings:
This cluster of readings points toward two critical challenges born from debates in contemporary theory - the Anthropocene and life sciences.

Bruno Latour, Agency at the Time of the Anthropocene
Nikolas Rose, The Human Sciences in a Biological Age

Lunch Served: 12noon-1pm

Workshop 3: The Idea of Non-racialism
1pm-30pm

Faculty Facilitator:
Faculty Commentators: (Barnor Hesse, Northwestern University)
Sarah Nuttall (WITS Institute of Social and Economic Research) and
Graduate Student Commentators:
Jean-Pierre Brutus (African American Studies)
Delali Kumavie (English)

Readings:
This cluster of readings explore the idea of 'non-racialism' - a South African political category that does not exactly mean the same thing as the 'post racial' or 'color blinded ness'.

Paul Gilroy, 12 Years a Slave
Ghassan Hage, Recalling Anti-Racism
Achille Mbembe, Juju Pracnces into the Gaps Left by ANC and Blind to Color-or Just Blind?
Paul C.Taylor, Taking Postracialism Seriously

Public Lecture 2:
3.30pm-5pm

Achille Mbembe (Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research)
The Idea of Non-Racialism

Reception
5pm-6pm

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