2020 Program Sessions

314. The Human Caught in the Spinning of the Global

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)


Session Information

Description: Panelists consider the many bases of being human in globality. How can the humanities reconfigure the current version of ‘global thought,’ which usually assembles various area specializations with no deep background shared among participants. We will situate the work of a Sesotho writer, given to the first black vice chancellor of the University of Cape Town by his father.


Hosam Mohamed Aboul-Ela, U of Houston

Emily Apter, New York U

Moinak Biswas, Jadavpur U

Simon Gikandi, Princeton U

Luis Tapia Mealla, U Mayor de San Andrés Mexico City


Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia U