Monday, October 2, 2017
4 pm - 6 pm
Ahmadieh Lecture Hall
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 (C105)
Radical anti-colonial thought has a genealogy of critical theorizing in which seminal questions about ways of human life are foregrounded. The methodology of such thought typically resides in forms of thinking that engage deeply with the social world. It is a form of critical praxis that, while reaching for emancipatory horizons, calls for new ways of knowing and the construction of different archives of thought. This lecture will explore these issues by focusing on some of the unpublished writings of the Caribbean theorist Sylvia Wynter.
Cosponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Program in Literature, and Marxism & Society at Duke.
Anthony Bogues is the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and Professor of Africana Studies and of Humanities and Critical Theory at Brown University. His major research and writing interests include intellectual, literary, and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics, as well as Haitian, Caribbean, and African art. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997), Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003), and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire (2010). He has also edited several volumes on Caribbean intellectual and literary history and curated shows in the United States and South Africa. Bogues is an associate director of the Center for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona, and a member of the editorial collective for the journal boundary 2.