2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
“In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013”  By Jennifer Corby
Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination
After Subaltern Studies?
CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?”
An Epitaph for Banal Obituaries: Remembering Amiri Baraka and Juan Gelman
  • 2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
  • “In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013”  By Jennifer Corby
  • Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination
  • After Subaltern Studies?
  • CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?”
  • An Epitaph for Banal Obituaries: Remembering Amiri Baraka and Juan Gelman

2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity

The Committee begins with the observation that existing categories and analytic frameworks are inadequate to grasp the dynamics of our historical present. We are thus interested not only in questioning conventional assumptions in light of contemporary developments but also in the possibility of reclaiming, reworking, and refunctioning seemingly outmoded concepts in and for these times. [read more»]

“In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013” By Jennifer Corby

“In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013” By Jennifer Corby
Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
City University of New York Graduate Center Presented at
A Tribute to the Life of Marshall Berman
City College of New York
Friday November 22, 2013 I first came to New York to escape the suburbs, and the [read more»]

Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination

Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination By Sujatha Fernandes Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College In the first meeting of the Committee’s seminar this semester we discussed Partha Chatterjee’s piece, “After Subaltern Studies.” The group was particularly interested in discussing his concluding call for detailed ethnographies that can transcend the local and connect with broader modes [read more»]

Monday, May 5th: Rethinking the South African Crisis: Book Launch and Discussion

May 05, 2014
12:00 am
Bluestockings Books
Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme but not exceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside ‘wageless life’; proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions; and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal interventions targeting specific populations to increasingly common police brutality. [read more»]

CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?”

CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?” By Gary Wilder
Director, Committee on Globalization and Social Change During Paul Gilroy’s catalyzing visit the Graduate Center last semester, I was struck by how his intervention in The Black Atlantic twenty years ago continues to speak directly to so many current intellectual and political challenges. Following in the [read more»]

Friday, May 9th: Gentrifying the Congo: A Conversation with Artist Renzo Martens

May 09, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Renzo Martens is a controversial Dutch artist and filmmaker who in 2010 founded the Institute for Human Activities, an arts-based development program in Democratic Republic of Congo that brings together artists, thinkers and specialists. With a nod to precedents in cities like New York and Berlin, the Institute aims to turn art production into an engine of economic growth in [read more»]

Claire Bishop on Artist Dan Perjovschi’s Work at the CUNY CGSC

By Claire Bishop, Ph.D. Program in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center   Dan Perjovschi has been making lightning-fast, razor-sharp drawings since the early 1990s, in tandem with his ongoing work as a political cartoonist producing weekly drawings for Rivista 22 in Bucharest (named after the day Nicolai Ceasescu fled parliament by helicopter, on 22 December 1989). Born in [read more»]