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Re-Reading Senghor

Please join ENTANGLEMENT: ECOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGES for the hybrid event "Re-reading Senghor," convened by Felwine Sarr, a roundtable discussion on the themes of culture, emancipation, vital impulse, and political philosophy in Senghor's work to examine why we re-read Senghor today and how his thought can help us to rethink critical contemporary issues.


  • Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Professor of French and of Philosophy, and Director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University)
    "On the Civilization of the Universal"

  • Fatoumata Seck (Assistant Professor of French and Italian at Stanford University)
    "Senghorian Negritude as Ideological Independence"

  • Beata Stawarska (Professor of Philosophy at University of Oregon)
    "Senghor's Relational Ontology"

  • Cheikh A. Thiam (Professor of English and Black Studies at Amherst College)
    "Negritude, Endogeneity, and Decolonial African Studies"


  • 11:30 AM - 1 PM, Presentations

  • 1 PM - 2 PM, Lunch

  • 2 PM - 4 PM, Discussion

RSVP for lunch:
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This discussion will be in English.

ECOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGES, convened by Felwine Sarr (Anne-Marie Bryan Distinguished Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Dept. of Romance Studies), is part of The Entanglement Project, a multi-stranded initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute focused on race, health, and climate.

Contact: Nicole Gaglia