Rhetorical Theory and Criticism: Rhetorical Theory
240G 001 | CCN: 31215
Black Radical / Modern German Thought
Instructor: Fumi Okiji
Date / Time: Tu 2:00pm - 4:59pm
The seminar will stage conversations between modern German thought, and contemporary black thought, considering resonances, and the confrontations produced by this interlocution. We will pay particular attention to how the occlusion of black life and being from Western thought might be read as necessary to the safeguard of humanist aspiration, rather than mere European myopia. Toward this we will read Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Nahum Chandler, Fred Moten, R.A. Judy, Frank Wilderson and Calvin Warren, alongside Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Walter Benjamin.