THEORIZING IN A VOID: A Reading List

THEORIZING IN A VOID: A READING LIST

Week 1: THEORIZING IN A VOID

“Theorizing in a Void” by Zakiyyah Jackson“The Lie At the Center of Everything” by Christina Sharpe 

 

Week 2: INTRODUCING SYLVIA WYNTER

“Homo_Narrans_and_the_Science_of_the_Word” by Bedour Algara  +  And What About the Human? by Anthony Bogues“Before Man: Sylvia Wynter’s Rewriting” by Denise Ferriera Da Silva

 

Week 3: WYNTERs

“Unparalleled Catastrophe for the Species,” by Sylvia Wynter and Katherine McKittrick + “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being,” by Sylvia Wynter + “Towards the Sociogenic Principle,” by Sylvia Wynter

Week 4: BLACK FEMINIST POETHICS

“Towards a Black Feminist Poethics,” by Denise Ferriera Da Silva + “Beyond Miranda’s Meanings” by Sylvia Wynter + ““Venus in Two Acts” by Saidiya Hartman

Week 5: DA SILVAs

“In the Raw, ” by Denise Ferriera Da Silva + “On Difference Without Separability,” by Denise Ferriera Da Silva + “Beyond the Equation of Value,” by Denise Ferriera Da Silva

 

Week 6: THE BELLY OF THE WORLD

“Mama’s Baby Papa’s Maybe, Too” by Hortense Spillers + “The Belly of the World” by Saidiya Hartman + “At the Intersections of Assemblage,” by Patrice Douglass

 

Week 7: JACKSONs

“Sense of Things,” by Zakiyyah Jackson + “Losing_Manhood” by Zakiyyah Jackson + “Animal” by Zakiyyah Jackson

 

Week 8: HEARTBREAK

Black ‘Feminisms’ and Pessimism” by Tiffany Lethabo King + “Speaking the Hieroglyph” by Selamwit Terrafe + “808s and Heartbreaks” by Katherine McKittrick and Alexander Weheliye

 

Week 9: DOUGLASSs + THE HOLE OF METAPHYSICS

“Black Feminist Theory for the Dead and Dying,” by Patrice Douglass + “On Being Fear,” by Patrice Douglass + “(Non)presence: The Hole of Metaphysics,” by Le’ah Kaplan

 

Week 10: SPILLERs

“All The Things You Could Be By Now, If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother,” by Hortense Spillers + “The Politics of Intimacy,” by Hortense Spillers + “Interstices: A Small Drama of Words,” by Hortense Spillers

 

Week 11: WHAT EXCEEDS THE HOLD?

“What Exceeds the Hold?” by Christina Sharpe and Selamwit Terrafe +  “The Anarchy of Colored Girls” by Saidiya Hartman + “An Ars Poetica,” by Dionne Brand

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