Black Radical Tradition Group

Black Radical Tradition Group

Time: Every other Wednesday, 6-8 PM Eastern U.S. (Check time zone converter if you’re in a different location to make sure you get the time right.
Next Meeting: October 13, 2021 (schedule of readings below)
Place: Online. A Zoom link will be sent on registration.
Facilitator: Rotating 
Contact: inciteseminarsphila@gmail.com

This group is dedicated to reading and discussing works in the Black Radical Tradition, understood in a broad sense. All who are interested in this topic can attend. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary. 

We are currently reading Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis, edited by Katherine McKittrick. From the publisher’s description:

Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis

The Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter is best known for her diverse writings that pull together insights from theories in history, literature, science, and black studies, to explore race, the legacy of colonialism, and representations of humanness. Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis is a critical genealogy of Wynter’s work, highlighting her insights on how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human. The contributors explore Wynter’s stunning reconceptualization of the human in relation to concepts of blackness, modernity, urban space, the Caribbean, science studies, migratory politics, and the interconnectedness of creative and theoretical resistances. The collection includes an extensive conversation between Sylvia Wynter and Katherine McKittrick that delineates Wynter’s engagement with writers such as Frantz Fanon, W. E. B. DuBois, and Aimé Césaire, among others; the interview also reveals the ever-extending range and power of Wynter’s intellectual project,  and elucidates her attempts to rehistoricize humanness as praxis.

Here’s the meeting series. We start on the 13th and have 12 meetings. Chapter 2 is particularly long and is being split up across multiple sessions. Pages 74-89 of chapter 2 are footnotes.

Topic: Being Human as Praxis
Time: Oct 13, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every 2 weeks on Wednesday:
Oct 13, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 2 (pp. 9-33)
Oct 27, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 2 (pp. 33-62)
Nov 10, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 2 (pp. 62-73)
Nov 24, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 3
Dec 8, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 4
Dec 22, 2021 06:00 PM Chapter 5
Jan 5, 2022 06:00 PM Chapter 6
Jan 19, 2022 06:00 PM Chapter 7
Feb 2, 2022 06:00 PM Chapter 8
Feb 16, 2022 06:00 PM Chapter 9
Mar 2, 2022 06:00 PM Chapter 10

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