Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cfp: "The Nature, Forms, and Manifestations of Violence in the African World," 17th Annual Conference, International Society of African Philosophy and Studies, Ohio State University, April 17-20, 2011.

Sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies and Department of French and Italian.

Apart from the traditional more or less negative representations of violence, the conference will enable participants to further nuance the concept of violence and connect it to morality, ethics, accountability, and 'democracy.' Scholars are also encouraged to discuss epistemic, economic, social, and political manifestations of violence that have functioned both as a means to free Africans, as a resource to keep them in subordination, or, as Fanon claims, as a cleansing force.


Cheikh Thiam
Assistant Professor/Maître de Conférences
Ohio State University
Department of French and Italian
Department of African American and African Studies
1775 College Rd. - 200 Hagerty
Columbus, OH 43201
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