Date and Time: 25 January 2022 | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Planetary Precarity and Future Habitability
February 18 & 19, 2022
At its 47th Annual Conference (May 18-21, 2022, Online), the African Literature Association (ALA) proposes to explore the complex ways in which adversity impacts creative expression in a diversity of contexts.
This series of events is mainly intended for Master's students wishing to take the French national selective examination to become secondary-school teachers in English ( CAPES). The exam syllabus covers five themes, two of which are changed every year. This second event will take place on 1 March 2022 and will be devoted to the newly chosen CAPES theme: 'rencontres avec d'autres cultures'. Each session includes: a presentation of the theme, a focus on methodology, the intervention of one or two external speakers and one of two local speakers.
Call for Papers:
The Political Thought of Thomas Spence:
Beyond Poverty and Empire
Please join the Rutgers Nation and Empire Working Group for an online lecture and Q&A with Dr. Paul Kramer, “The Weight of the World: Transnational History as Critical Social Thought”.
In this seminar, we wish to examine how people of different positionalities vis-à-vis the ‘center’ and ‘peripheries’ of modern research universities, practice comparative literary studies within institutions which, from the start, were built upon the logic of exclusion and exclusionary tactics. The “modern university” stands in a long tradition of colonial and racialized traditions of knowledge-making which purported to be secular and universalizable.