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Black Rehearsal: Graduate Workshop on New Writing with Fred Moten (NYU) and Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University)

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Where: 620 Library Place, African Studies Program seminar room, 620 Library Place , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Critical Theory

Category: Academic


Fred Moten, joined by long-time collaborator Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University), will discuss and present on their recent co-authored work. We invite graduate students to participate in this day-long workshop. Organized and Chaired by Fumi Okiji, Black Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Performance Studies and African American Studies).

If you are interested, please contact Fumi Okiji ( to RSVP. Prior to the workshop on November 7th, graduate students will meet for prepatory sessions to discuss the new manucript.


Fred Moten is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, where he teaches courses and conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics and literary theory. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2009); B. Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010); The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014), which was a poetry finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the California Book Award for poetry; The Little Edges (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016), A Poetics of the Undercommons (Sputnik and Fizzle, 2016) and a three volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018). Moten is also co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2013) and, with Wu Tsang, of Who touched me? (If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, 2016). Moten has served on the editorial boards of Callaloo, Discourse, American Quarterly and Social Text; as a member of the Critical Theory Institute at the University of California, Irvine; on the board of directors of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York; and on the advisory board of Issues in Critical Investigation, Vanderbilt University. Moten has been the Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, the Sherry Memorial Visiting Poet at the University of Chicago and a Visiting Artist at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. In 2016 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by the African American Literature and Culture Society.

Stefano Harney is Professor of Strategic Management Education, Singapore Management University and co-founder of the School for Study, an ensemble teaching project. He employs autonomist and postcolonial theory in looking into issues associated with race, work, and social organization. Together with Tonika Sealy Thompson, he runs the curatorial project Ground Provisions. Recent books include: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (co-authored with Fred Moten, 2013), The Ends of Management (co-authored with Tim Edkins, 2013); and State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality (2002). Harney lives and works in Singapore and Barbados. [Last updated 2016]

This event is co-sponsored by: Art Theory and Practice, Black Arts Initiative, Critical Theory Cluster, Department of African American Studies, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Collective Fund for Critical Race Studies. 

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