Édouard Glissant and the Poetics of Planetary Relation

WHEN November 8, 2021
5-6:30pm WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "The Global Crossroads" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

How does the work of Caribbean poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant imagine the complex negotiations of the planet, a 'worldmentality'? This talk considers a series of concepts that conjure new forms of relation between peoples, nations, and worlds: the new confluence of cultures, the New Baroque World, Tout-monde, Chaos-world, Planetary solidarity, the Consent to everyone's right to Opacity, and the capacity to tremble with the trembling of the Other. Can these concepts push us to think of globalization, identity, and the 'sans-papiers' in new ways?

Speakers
  • George Jose, Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYUAD
  • Manthia Diawara, University Professor of Comparative Literature and Cinema, and Africana Studies, NYU
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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