Sylvia Wynter and the Praxis of Radical Thought
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall[Map]
Monday, October 2, 20174 pm - 6 pmAhmadieh Lecture HallSmith Warehouse, Bay 4 (C105)Map & Directions: https://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/contact/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 This lecture will explore these issues by focusing on some of the unpublished writings of the Caribbean theorist Sylvia Wynter.The talk will be followed by a response from Wahneema Lubiano.Co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Program in Literature, and Marxism & Society at Duke.