Alexandre Leupin (Director, Center for French and Francophone Studies; Phyllis M. Taylor Professor in French Studies, Louisiana State University), ‘Edouard Glissant: Beyond the Master and the Slave’.

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Tuesday 5th December 2017 / Venue: Seminar Room 3 Rendall Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Modern Languages Seminar Series
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
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Alexandre Leupin (Director, Center for French and Francophone Studies) & Phyllis M. Taylor (Professor in French Studies, Louisiana State University), `Edouard Glissant: Beyond the Master and the Slave', co-organized with the Centre for the Study of International Slavery

Written in 2007 for the creation the French National Center for the memory of slavery, Mémoires des esclavages is not an incidental pamphlet. Glissant proposes to go beyond the Hegelian master-slave dialectics in confronting slavery’s legacy, building a poetic approach which is unencumbered by reflexive clichés. He urges the descendants of the slaves and of the masters alike to engage in a productive dialogue and exchange defined by his key notion, Relation.