Thursday Lecture Series: Ambivalence

Ambivalence and (anti)Blackness: a Prolegomenon

Thursday, The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

What, precisely, is the Black’s relation to her own death—unyielding in its familiarity, belated in its arrival, unheimlich in the effects its fantasies engender? This talk maps ambivalence within the Black psyche’s wrestling with, and wresting itself of, the death-drive on two primary fronts: a retreat within, or return to, fantasy, and the destruction of the notion of the subject, or the political, itself.

Guest lecturer: Selamawit D. Terrefe, Tulane University
Assistant Professor in English