Upcoming Events for the Department

  • "Stupid Bastards:" Conciliation, The Act of First Encounter

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Little Building

    Honors Program Lecture with Grant Farred, Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University

    Because of the historic role he played in desegregating baseball, Jackie Robinson has been overdetermined as the de-racialized figure of tolerance and integration par excellence. That is, Jackie Robinson as simultaneously the exemplary integrationist, as the restrained, disciplined Negro who made black players tolerable to white America and Jackie Robinson as the (now) eviscerated political cipher who "transcends" race by making it, in the face of the (receding, denuded) history he made, a matter of "history" – that political configuration which belongs, incontrovertibly, to a moment that is past. In concentrating on a singular, combustible event, this presentation renders Robinson as a figure of conciliation: as the subject who acts, from the very first encounter, politically.

    Sponsored by Honors Program with the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Race, Vulnerablity, and Violence

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    A talk by Falguni Sheth (Emory University). 

    Part of the lecture series Adventures in Ethics, 2015-2016, On Race and Racism.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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    David Kishik