CTE Mini-Seminar

Critical Theory Emphasis is happy to host
Dr. Axelle Karera for our annual Mini-Seminar: "The Black Anthropocene"
Tuesday, October 19, 3-5PM PST, HG1030: Lecture - "The Black Anthropocene"

Wednesday,  October 20, 3-5PM PST, HG1030: Lecture - "No Human; No World"

Thursday October 21, 3-5PM PST, HG1002: Discussion Seminar

All events are IN PERSON

All seminars are aimed primarily at graduate students undertaking or considering the Critical Theory Emphasis, but all are welcome. Short readings will be distributed in advance, which you can request by sending a message to criticaltheory@uci.edu (please put “mini-seminar readings” as subject heading).

Dr. Axelle Karera, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, works at the intersection of 20th century continental philosophy, the critical philosophy of race (particularly Black critical theory), contemporary critical theory, and the environmental humanities. In addition to forthcoming work on Blackness and ontology, she is currently completing her first monograph titled The Climate of Race: Blackness and the Pitfalls of Anthropocene Ethics, in which she examines the question of relationality in new materialist ontology and speculative realism's purported return to metaphysics. More importantly, the book's investigations attempts the discern the ethical crux of critical thought in the age of the Anthropocene, with the aim to attend to its powerful - and perhaps even necessary - disavowals on matters pertaining to racial ecocide.