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Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism, Refusal, and the Limits of Critique

  • Barnard College: Barnard Hall, James Room 3009 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

BCRW’s newest working group, Practicing Refusal: Thinking Beyond Resistance, kicks off with a lecture by distinguished ethicist and feminist theorist Denise Ferreira da Silva. She will engage a fundamental challenge posed by Black feminism: the questioning gender as the only critical tool for examining the socio-historical trajectories of women. She extends Hortense Spillers’ reconfiguration of “woman”, the female, and the feminine, in ways that dis/order the modern grammar of the patriarch. Ferreira da Silva is a associate professor at the Institute for Research on Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, University of British Columbia, and the author ofToward a Global Idea of Race.

Earlier Event: October 22
Black Entrepreneurs Summit
Later Event: October 23
Annual South Bronx Job Fair