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Canceled – Afropessimism


Apr 17 2020


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Virtual Only


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A Conversation with Frank B. Wilderson III

Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.

Join us for a conversation with Frank B. Wilderson III, scholar and award-winning author of Afropessimism. Part philosophy and part memoir, this lyrical accounting of Blackness explores the continuing dominance of the master-slave dynamic in the world today, and how we may confront it. Moderated by Patrice Douglass (Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies).

Free an open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke.


Frank B. Wilderson

University of California, Irvine

Frank B. Wilderson III is professor and chair of African American Studies and a core faculty member of the Culture & Theory Ph.D. Program at UC Irvine. He is an award-winning writer whose books include Afropessimism (Liveright/W.W. Norton 2020), Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid (Duke University Press 2015),…...

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Patrice D. Douglass

Duke University

Patrice D. Douglass is Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She received her PhD in Culture and Theory from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include black feminist theory, the legal archive of slavery, political theory, and gender theory. Patrice is currently working…...

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