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Calvin Warren -- Ontological Terror

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mishana Garschi  

Group: Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: African American Studies Department
The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

Category: Academic


The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents "Ontological Terror" - a book talk by Calvin Warren (Emory University) moderated by William M. Paris (Northwestern University).

The event will take place Thursday, October 11th at 5:15pm in McCormick Foundation Center 3-127.


The theme for this year’s CED is “undisciplined.” The theme focuses on alternative approaches, methods, ways of thinking, and modes of inquiry that undisciplined work demands of researchers, writers, and readers. Undisciplinarity is a methodological tool that refuses to privilege disciplined forms of thinking and writing and seriously engages creative, experimental, affective, and embodied forms of knowledge. Focusing on global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality, the task is to better understand both the ways undisciplined work challenges conventional archives – and the conditions that make this scholarly work necessary. Ultimately, the program explores the possibilities of undisciplining as a move towards thinking otherwise, in the academy and beyond.

Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies | Program in American Studies | Department of Anthropology | Comparative Literary Studies Program | Department of Communication Studies | Critical Theory Cluster | Latina & Latino Studies Program | Department of Philosophy | The Sexualities Project at Northwestern

The CED is co-coordinated by Mishana Garschi (African American Studies) and Julian Kevon Glover (African American Studies).

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