The Department of Comparative Literature and the Global Ethnic Literature Studies at the University of Michigan Presents:
Denise Ferreira da Silva UC, San Diego
Rivers of Blood: Raciality, Violence, and the Possibility of Global Justice
Wednesday, April 1st
Pond ABC, Michigan Union
In this talk, I introduce a critical tool to guide the analyses of how racial/cultural difference produces persons, legal-moral subjects that inhabit but the stage of violence. With the analytical construct the Scene of Nature I focus upon the productive force of these post-Enlightenment political-symbolic devices. My objective here is to make a case for the privileging of raciality in critical excavations of the contemporary global (ethico-juridico) terrain. Only such move, I am convinced, allows a radical critique of a political context in which the "other of Europe" remains consistently positioned as an affectable "I," that is, as a kind of (modern) human being with/out law and morality.
Sponsored by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts: Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs: The Office of the Vice President for Research: The Rackham School of Graduate Studies.