Denise Ferreira da Silva’s Lecture

11 Feb 2022 - 15:00 / 11 Feb 2022 - 17:00



Denise Ferreira da Silva’s Lecture:

Unpayable Debt: A black feminist reading of the scenes of value
February 11, from 3-5 on Zoom
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Meeting ID: 815 5976 5873

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Unpayable Debt: A black feminist reading of the scenes of value

In this talk, I describe what the image Unpayable Debt, what it does and how that which it does figures in the larger confrontation with post-Enlightenment thought in which I enage in my academic and artistic work. A tool of black thought, Unpayable Debt, it is offered as a contribution to the arsenal of the Black Radical Tradition, as described by Cedric Robinson and as practiced by Hortense Spillers, Saidiya Hartman, Fred Moten, and Nahum Chandler to name a few. A tradition that also includes poetry, music, fabulations as well as the confabulations engaged by those engaged in antislavery and anticolonial marron practices across the Americas and the Caribbean and their resonances in the anticolonial struggles in European and the African continent in the twentieth century and even before.