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Re-reading Senghor: Culture, Emancipation, Vital Impulse, and Political Philosophy in Senghor's Work

On Friday, October 20, 2023 at 15:30 GMT Join ENTANGLEMENT: ECOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGES for the hybrid event "Re-reading Senghor," a roundtable discussion convened by Felwine Sarr 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. Participants

  • 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: Zoom registration: 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.


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