From the Brown Arts Institute and the Department of Modern Culture and Media:
Please join the Brown Arts Institute and the Department of Modern Culture and Media for a lecture by Professor Alexander Weheliye, Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University.
“SchwarzSein: Black Life Beyond the Human “
Monday, January 31 @ 5:00 PM
Via Zoom https://brown.zoom.us/j/99941013270
Professor Alexander Weheliye’s talk focuses on some of the different ways Blackness operates as the ontological mattering of ungendering. Conceptualizing Blackness as integral to being as such, the talk imagines how its multiple manifestations matter and operate both through and beyond the category of the human. Drawing on examples from the history of science, popular culture, and Edward Said’s thinking, He highlights how Blackness offers openings for different formings and matterings beyond modern, western Man.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Organized by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Brown Arts Institute and Department of Modern Culture and Media