October 2: Partha Chatterjee on Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism
October 7th—Shadows of Universalism, Other Cosmopolitanisms
CGSC Events, Fall 2014
Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013
  • October 2: Partha Chatterjee on Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism
  • October 7th—Shadows of Universalism, Other Cosmopolitanisms
  • CGSC Events, Fall 2014
  • Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
  • 2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
  • In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013

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

Like journalists, academics are used to working with hard evidence, things that can be shown and proven. The concern is that we may be wrong in imagining the lives of others very different from us, that we may impose our own biases and positionalities onto what we imagine as their interior lives. 

After Subaltern Studies?

For the past few years, the CGSC have been especially concerned with the adequacy of inherited categories to grasp the contemporary situation. We were thus quite interested in Chatterjee’s reflections on the contingent conditions through which the Subaltern Studies collective and conversation developed, the scholarly and worldly situation into which they were intervening, and the subsequent shifts that may [read more»]

Book Discussion–Anthony Alessandrini’s Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different

September 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409
Anthony Alessandrini is an Assistant Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY. His new book Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics focuses on a reading of Frantz Fanon’s work and life, asking how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. 

Partha Chaterjee—Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism

October 02, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room C204-C205
With a presentation by Partha Chatterjee (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and Anthropology, Columbia University) and comments from Ayça Çubukçu (London School of Economics and Political Science). Reception to follow. Partha Chatterjee is a Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University and a Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social [read more»]