Northwestern Events Calendar

Nov
30
2018

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

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When: Friday, November 30, 2018
All day  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Benjamin Miller   847.491.3656

Group: Philosophy Conferences

Category: Academic

Description:

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

An initiative of Northwestern University's Critical Theory Cluster an the ICCTP (International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

November 30 to December 3, 2018. All events will be held in the John Evans Alumni Center, Northwester University, unless otherwise noted in the event's program. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, READINGS, AND TO SIGN UP, CONTACT DAVID JOHNSON AT DAVIDJOHNSON2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU.

Friday, November 30

9-10.30am Graduate Workshop: Yala Kisukidi (Université Paris VIII) Revisions of Senghor and Négritude Chair: Evan Mwangi (English)

10.30am-12pm Graduate Workshop: Walter Mignolo (Duke University) Chair: Jorge Sánchez Cruz (Critical Theory)

12-1.30pm Location: Kresge Hall 1515 Black Arts Initiative Brown Bag Lunch Series Ryan Dohoney (Musicology) “An End to Downtown: The Society of Black Composers, The Brooklyn Community Concerts, and the Black Radical Tradition”

1.35-3.15pm Location: Harris Hall 108 Walter Mignolo (Duke University) “Modern/Colonial Esthetics and Decolonial/Dewestern Esthesis” Chair: José Medina (Philosophy)

3.45-5.30pm Location: Harris Hall 108 Yala Kisukidi (Université Paris VIII) “Racial Hospitality (After Derrida and James Baldwin)” Chair: Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University) Respondent: Evan Mwangi (English) Graduate Respondents: Marlon Millner (Religious Studies) and Carmen De Schryver (Philosophy)

6pm Location: Harris Hall 108 Panel: Art, Culture, and Critique in the Bahamian Context Nicolette Bethel (University of The Bahamas ), Keisha Oliver (University of The Bahamas), and Malika Pryor-Martin (The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas) Chair: Joshua Chambers-Letson (Performance Studies) Respondent: Arnold Kemp (School of The Art Institute of Chicago)

Dec
1
2018

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

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When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
All day  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Benjamin Miller   847.491.3656

Group: Philosophy Conferences

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

An initiative of Northwestern University's Critical Theory Cluster an the ICCTP (International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

November 30 to December 3, 2018. All events will be held in the John Evans Alumni Center, Northwester University, unless otherwise noted in the event's program. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, READINGS, AND TO SIGN UP, CONTACT DAVID JOHNSON AT DAVIDJOHNSON2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU.

Saturday, December 1

10.45am-12.15pm Workshop: History and the University after Apartheid with Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape) Presentation and Discussion of Lalu’s “History After Apartheid” and “What Is the University for?” Chair and Respondent: Anna Parkinson (German) Respondent: Dilip Gaonkar (Rhetoric and Public Culture/Center for Global Culture and Communication) Graduate Respondent: Candice Jansen (WISER, University of the Witwatersrand)

12.15-1.45pm Lunch

1.45-5pm Panel: Blackness, the Anthropocene, the Decolonial, and Trans-Embodiment

1.45-2.45pm Axelle Karera (Wesleyan University) “Blackness and the Pitfalls of Anthropocene Ethics” Chair: Ryan Dohoney (Musicology) Respondent: Kyoo Lee (CUNY) Graduate Respondents: Benjamin Jones (Art History) and Jared Rodriguez (African American Studies)

2.45-3.45pm Pedro DiPietro (Syracuse University) “Hallucinating Selves: Trans* Embodiments and More-Than-Human Perception within Chicana and Latina Feminisms” Chair: Ryan Dohoney (Musicology) Respondent: Jorge Sánchez Cruz (Critical Theory) Graduate Respondent: Alicia Núñez (Spanish & Portuguese)

4-5pm Discussion: Axelle Karera (Wesleyan University) and Pedro DiPietro (Syracuse University) Chair: Ryan Dohoney (Musicology)

5.15-6.30pm Drinks and Documentaries: Premesh Lalu Screening and Discussion of Rui Assubuji’s “Art of Healing” (CHR, 17min) and Premesh Lalu’s “Looking for Ned” (CHR, 13min)

6.30-7.15pm Discussion: The Activism of Decolonizing the University in South Africa with Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape) Chair and Host: Northwestern University’s MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) Chapter

7.15 pm Dinner

Dec
2
2018

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

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When: Sunday, December 2, 2018
All day  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Benjamin Miller   847.491.3656

Group: Philosophy Conferences

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

An initiative of Northwestern University's Critical Theory Cluster an the ICCTP (International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

November 30 to December 3, 2018. All events will be held in the John Evans Alumni Center, Northwester University, unless otherwise noted in the event's program. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, READINGS, AND TO SIGN UP, CONTACT DAVID JOHNSON AT DAVIDJOHNSON2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU.

Sunday, December 2

10am-1pm Panel: Decolonial Law (Critical Theory and Multiple Legalities)

10-10.40am María del Rosario Acosta López (DePaul University) “From Critique of the Postcolony to a Postcolonial Form of Critique” Respondent: Rocío Zambrana (University of Oregon, Eugene) Graduate Respondent: Eskil Elling (Philosophy)

10.40-11.20am Samera Esmeir (UC Berkeley) Presentation on Juan Obarrio’s “Poetic Justice,” Chapter 5 in The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique Respondent: Pamila Gupta (WISER, University of the Witwatersrand) Graduate Respondent: Gabriela Mayes (Rhetoric and Public Culture)

11.20am-12pm Juan Obarrio (John Hopkins University) Presentation on Samera Esmeir’s “Red Zones,” Chapter 5 in Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History Graduate Respondents: Lauren Baker (Political Science) and Nathalia Justo (Political Science)

12-1pm Discussion: Decoloniality, Legal Multiplicity, and the Violence of the Law with Juan Obarrio, Samera Esmeir, and María del Rosario Acosta López Chair: Alejandra Uslenghi (Spanish & Portuguese)

1-2.30pm Lunch

2.30-4pm Rocío Zambrana (University of Oregon, Eugene) “Pasarse Políticamente: Hopeful Acts of Protest in Puerto Rico” Chair and Respondent: Ramón Rivera- Servera (Performance Studies) Graduate Respondents: Arnaldo Rodríguez-Bagué (Performance Studies) and Zorimar Rivera Montes (Spanish & Portuguese)

4.30-6.30pm Sampada Aranke (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) “Revolutionary Object Lessons: Fred Hampton’s Murder and the Coming Revolutuion” Chair: Huey Copeland (Black Arts Initiative/Art History) Graduate Respondents: Le’ah Kaplan (African American Studies), Tyrone Palmer (African American Studies), and Mlondi Zondi (Performance Studies)

7pm Dinner

Dec
3
2018

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

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When: Monday, December 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Benjamin Miller   847.491.3656

Group: Philosophy Conferences

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

Decolonizing Critical Theory: Decolonial Aesthetics and Epistemic Violence

An initiative of Northwestern University's Critical Theory Cluster an the ICCTP (International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

November 30 to December 3, 2018. All events will be held in the John Evans Alumni Center, Northwester University, unless otherwise noted in the event's program. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, READINGS, AND TO SIGN UP, CONTACT DAVID JOHNSON AT DAVIDJOHNSON2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU.

Monday, December 3

9-10.30am Workshop: Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Rutgers University) and Alia Al-Saji (McGill University) Discussion of Al-Saji’s “Glued to the Image: Fanon and Muslim Racialization through Works of Art,” and Maldonado- Torres’s “On Metaphysical Catastrophe, Post-Continental Thought, and the Decolonial Turn” Chair: Rachel Riedl (Director, African Studies Program)

11am-12.30pm Nelson Maldonado-Torres (Rutgers University) “Fanonian Meditations, the Decolonial Turn, and the Spirit of Bandung” Chair: Doris Garraway (French & Italian) Respondent: Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)

12.30-1pm Location: Harris Hall 108 Roundtable Lunch

1-3pm Location: Harris Hall 108 Concluding Lunchtime Roundtable: Fanon After Fanon Sam Aranke, “On National Culture” (The Muscular Tension of Subjects Moving Towards Decolonization) Yala Kisukidi, “The Death of Lumumba” (Fanon and Césaire on the Death of Lumumba) William Paris, Fanon’s “This is the Voice of Algeria” read with Sylvia Wynter Pedro DiPietro, Fanon with Octavia Butler Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Fanon and the Spirit of Bandung Chair: Barnor Hesse (African American Studies)