Focus on the Funk

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Journeys from the Caribbean and the Americas to Africa, the Middle East, and back … flights to the wreckage of post-colonial and modernist discourses, institutions, and territories … Journeys through self-colonised Europe, now evolving into the Global South. The South as a state of mind, rather than a place or a (more or less expanded) canon. Journeys with Frantz Fanon and Alicia Garza as pioneers in the ‘southing’ of the mind and situated fighters; with Lewis R. Gordon as jazz drummer, chief thinker of our time and author of "What Fanon Said"; to celebrate Paget Henry’s own journeys at his 70th birthday; and Gail Lewis for being Gail Lewis. Of Grammatology’s 40-year journey with Gayatri Spivak, but also her, her journey, life, and lifework as an exemplar and figure for those of us bent on decolonising Critical Theory and criticalizing the Decolonial.

We would like you to join us for a historical, visual, philosophical, musical and poetic journey through mondialisation and its forms of de-specification and institutional establishment.
Period20 May 2016
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational