Fall WHAP! Series 'Black Out'
Calvin Warren: Being Blacked Out/Blacking Out Being: Nihilistic Considerations
With respondent Linette Park
Calvin Warren is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Warren’s research interests are in Continental Philosophy (particularly post-Heideggerian and nihilistic philosophy), Lacanian psychoanalysis, queer theory, Afro-pessimism, and theology. Duke University Press published his first book, Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation (2018). He is currently working on a second project, Onticide: Essays on Black Nihilism and Sexuality, which unravels the metaphysical foundations of black sexuality and argues for a rethinking of sexuality without the human, sexual difference, or coherent bodies.
Linette Park is a postdoctoral fellow in the African American Studies Department at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State, she was the Thurgood Marshall Fellow in the African and African American Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in the Culture and Theory Program from the University of California, Irvine and holds an MA from the Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts. She is a fellow at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, a member of the Emerging Scholars in Political Theology Network, and the editor of a special issue on Black resistance that is forthcoming with the journal, Diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism.
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*This event was rescheduled from 11/6 to 12/11