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Monday, June 22, 2015


This morning in "What Is Compelling?" I will be lecturing on Fanon's "Concerning Violence" and Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations." Raced bodies as bearers rather than sites of representation, zoology and history, Manichean de-politicization, the architecture of white supremacy (walls and redlining), the colony-qua-concentration camp (beyond Foucauldian disciplinarity), some ambiguities of redemption, and Fanon's ambivalent humanism. I'll be handing back their graded mid-terms as well. Back home this afternoon, I have to get right back to grading papers again, I'm afraid. The avalanche pours on.

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