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The Sacred Lives of Anthropos

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Friday, September 09, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Axelle Karera

The Program in Literature presents

Axelle Karera

The Sacred Lives of Anthropos

Friday, September 9, 2022
4:00 - 5:30pm
Room 225, Friedl Building
In person

The ongoing discontent with what the term "Anthropocene" offers prompted needs to re-evaluate the origin of our current ecological predicament. Such re-evaluations contest and seek to dismantle the Anthropocene's seemingly incomplete histories. To this end, the canonical work of Sylvia Wynter has proven to be useful as it rethinks the contemporary world order and its appeals. In addition to considering the importance of writing a history of "new forms of life" in the age of the Anthropocene, this talk reflects on the extent to which Wynter's system theory can provide us with the critical means necessary to undertake a black critique of the Anthropocene.

Axelle Karera is an assistant professor of philosophy at Emory University. She teaches and writes as the intersection of black critical theory and 20th century continental philosophy.