Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013
Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination
After Subaltern Studies?
CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?”
  • Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
  • 2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
  • In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013
  • Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination
  • After Subaltern Studies?
  • CGSC Spring Program: “The Contemporaneity of Postcolonial Thinking?”

Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism

By Gary Wilder Stalwart CGSC member Anthony Alessandrini’s important new book is now available: Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different (Lexington Books, 2014). Tony’s intellect and insight have been central to the work we’ve done through the Committee these past few years. I’m thrilled that a broader audience can now think with him, [read more»]

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»]

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»]