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Race and the New Order of Theory: a workshop

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

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

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   (847) 491-7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Academic


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

Public Lecture 1:

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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:

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


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