Category Archives: Race

the remains of race: interrupting aesthetics/blackness/postcolonial mourning

Forthcoming talk: ‘Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation’ Seminar – The Remains of Race: Interrupting Aesthetics/Blackness/Postcolonial Mourning Mar 01, 2017 05:00 PM Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL We are pleased to welcome Ashwani Sharma … Continue reading

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‘Then and Now: the changing context of debate?’ – notes on Contemporary Art and Archives [2011]

Documenting some old talks on the blog – this one seems still very relevant now. Notes for a talk on archives, cultural institutions, art and ‘new internationalism’ for an Iniva event that I spoke at on 9 Nov 2011 (Organised … Continue reading

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Postcolonial Matters – Naples 14 June 2012

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Then and Now: The changing context of debate?

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)                                                      Wednesday 9 November, 6:30pm £5 (£3 concessions) Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA The current exhibition Entanglement: The Ambivalence of Identity (14th September – 19th November 2011) curated by Iniva provides an opportunity to explore a … Continue reading

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Post-racial Imaginaries – darkmatter Journal CFP

darkmatter Journal – http://www.darkmatter101.org/ Special Issue – Call for Papers: Post-racial Imaginaries Increasing reference to the notion of ‘post-race’ is suggestive of an emergent discursive framework in critical approaches to race and racism. ‘Post-race’, ‘post-racial’, ‘post-black’, and associated ideas, are … Continue reading

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‘All the pieces matter’ – a few introductory notes on The Wire

The Thugs were bored. Episode 7 failed to move them. “Too slow,” griped Shine. “They’re making us wait,” said Orlando. “See, that’s when this stuff gets unreal. When they start making you feel like you could actually get somewhere in … Continue reading

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‘Way down in the hole’- The Wire files

darkmatter – special ‘dialogue’ issue [www.darkmatter101.org] call for contributions The critically acclaimed US television drama The Wire has recently ended its fifth and final series. The Baltimore set HBO show has been celebrated for its gritty realism and complex representation … Continue reading

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Update – Extimité: On Žižek and Race

Call for Papers – Special issue of International Journal of Žižek Studies http://zizekstudies.org/ Guest Editors: Ashwani Sharma ash.disorient@gmail.com and Valerie Hill v.hill@coventry.ac.uk The notion of race is routinely invoked in contemporary academia while at the same time its analysis is … Continue reading

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Extimité: On Žižek and Race

Call for Papers – Special issue of International Journal of Žižek Studies  http://zizekstudies.org/ Guest Editors: Ashwani Sharma (ash.disorient@gmail.com) and Valerie Hill (v.hill@coventry.ac.uk) The notion of race is routinely invoked in contemporary academia while at the same time its analysis is … Continue reading

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War on Democracy

The recent UK TV screening of John Pilger’s War on Democracy feature-length documentary was a timely reminder of American governmental initiation and support of genocide and fascism, and the undermining of democracy, in Latin American over the last century. In … Continue reading

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