On Illicit Appearance: Race, Racism, and Violence in New World Orders

Lewis R. Gordon

On Illicit Appearance: Race, Racism, and Violence in New World Orders

Thursday, 18 May

6.30 Lecture theatre E002

Central Saint Martins, 1, Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C

Lewis R. Gordon is a philosopher working in the U.S. in the area of post-colonialism, theories of race and racism, and philosophies of Black existentialism and liberation. His talk at Central Saint Martins, On Illicit Appearance: Race, Racism and Violence in New World Orders, deals with these subjects specifically in relation to the situation in the US and UK and their global impact.

Lewis is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa.  He also is the drummer for the band ThreeGenerations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedXg5Lmzi_RNq172eDLE3g/videos, Spotify, and other music sites).

His most recent books are What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst; Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015; in Swedish, Vad Fanon Sa, Stockholm: TankeKraft förlag, 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice, trans. Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016), and, with Fernanda Frizzo Bragato, the forthcoming anthology Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International).   His website is: http://lewisrgordon.com and he is on twitter at: https://twitter.com/lewgord.