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Sylvia Wynter and Radical Thought


Oct 02 2017


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Bay 4 (C105), Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

Sylvia Wynter

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Sylvia Wynter and the Praxis of Radical Thought

Anthony Bogues and Wahneema Lubiano

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 This lecture will explore these issues by focusing on some of the unpublished writings of the Caribbean theorist Sylvia Wynter.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, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and Marxism & Society at Duke.


Anthony Bogues

Brown University

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…...

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Wahneema Lubiano

Duke University

Wahneema Lubiano is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature at Duke University. She received her BA degree in English Literature and African-American Studies from Howard University, and her MA and PhD degrees in English Literature from Stanford University. Before coming to Duke she taught at Princeton…...

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