Tag: 2012 Fall

Cyborgs & Criminals in the Features of Democracy

Joy James
"Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin & the Black Cyborgs"
Wednesday, September 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, September 20, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science
"Women & Political Imprisonment: From Rosa Parks to Ramona Afrika"
Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room

JOY JAMES is Presidential Professor of the Humanities and a professor of Political Science at Williams College. Professor James is the author of: Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals; and Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals; States of Confinement; The Black Feminist Reader (co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. She  is completing a book on the prosecution of 20th-century interracial rape cases, tentatively titled “Memory, Shame & Rage.” She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice. Professor James is also curator of the Harriet Tubman Literary Circle (HTLC) digital repository, which is part of the University of Texas human rights archives: http://sites.tdl.org/htlc/

Co-sponsored by the Multicultrual Student Center's Institute for Justice Education & Transformation, the Political Science, Afro-American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies Departments, and Global Studies. 


The Transformation of Cultural Spaces

Karl Schlögel
"Writing the History of a River – The Problem of Narration in Historiography"
Monday, September 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"'Soviet Detroit' or How Mother Russia became Modern"
Tuesday, September 25, 4pm, 336 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Wednesday, September 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

KARL SCHLÖGEL holds the chair of East European History at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder). His research focuses on Russian modernity in 19th and 20th Centuries, the Russian Diaspora after 1917, Stalinism, Urban Culture in Eastern Europe, Forced Migration in Central Europe. He has won numerous prizes for his essays and books, including the 2009 Leipzig Book Prize for Terror and Dream: Moscow 1937 on the Moscow Trials (forthcoming in English translation with Polity Press). He has published 12 additional monographs, including cultural histories of St. Petersburg and Moscow and on Russians in Berlin. He studied philosophy, sociology, and East European history at Free University Berlin and the universities in Moscow and Leningrad/St.Petersburg in the 1970s and 1980s.

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the History Department, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and Global Studies.


"Archipelago Europe"

Injustice, Dissent, & the Dark Ghetto

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"Liberalism, Self-Respect, & the Ghetto Poor"
Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Impure Dissent: Hip Hop & the Political Ethics of Marginalized Black Urban Youth”
Thursday, November 29, 4pm, 7191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, November 30, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

TOMMIE SHELBY is Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and distributive justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled “Justice and the Dark Ghetto.” He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Political Science Department, the Afro-American Studies Department and Global Studies.