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Conversations in Atlantic Theory

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

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These conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theory to the black Atlantic to sites of indigenous resistance and self-articulation, as well as the complex geography of thinking between traditions, inside traditions, and from positions of insurgency, critique, and counternarrative.
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You’re listening to Conversations in Atlantic Theory, a podcast dedicated to books and ideas generated from and about the Atlantic world. In collaboration with the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, these conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theo…
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You’re listening to Conversations in Atlantic Theory, a podcast dedicated to books and ideas generated from and about the Atlantic world. In collaboration with the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, these conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theo…
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You’re listening to Conversations in Atlantic Theory, a podcast dedicated to books and ideas generated from and about the Atlantic world. In collaboration with the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, these conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theo…
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You’re listening to Conversations in Atlantic Theory, a podcast dedicated to books and ideas generated from and about the Atlantic world. In collaboration with the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, these conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theo…
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This discussion is with Dr. Mark W. Deets, an Assistant Professor of African and World History and the Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at The American University in Cairo. His research and teaching focus on 19 th and 20th century West African social and cultural history, especially in the Senegambian region. His first book,…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Marlene Daut , she is a Professor of French and African American Studies at Yale University and author of the recently published book Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution. She is series editor of New World Studies at UVA Press, co-editor of Global Black History at Public Books, and ha…
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This discussion is with Dr. Eziaku Nwokocha, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. She is a scholar of Africana religions with expertise in the ethnographic study of Vodou in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Her research is grounded in gender and sexuality studies, visual and material culture and A…
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You’re listening to Conversations in Atlantic Theory, a podcast dedicated to books and ideas generated from and about the Atlantic world. In collaboration with the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, these conversations explore the cultural, political, and philosophical traditions of the Atlantic world, ranging from European critical theo…
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This discussion is with Dr. Isaac Joslin who holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Francophone Studies. Currently Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies and Global Futures Scholar at Arizona State University, he has travelled extensively for research in Francophone Africa in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Rwanda…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Tina Post, an Assistant Professor of English and Theater and Performance at the University of Chicago. Her recent first monograph, Deadpan: The Aesthetics of Black Inexpression, is the first book in NYU Press’s new Minoritarian Aesthetics series. Her scholarly articles have appeared in Modern Drama, TDR: The Drama Rev…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad, she is the author of Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice (Fortress Press, 2017). She is the Visiting Professor of Buddhism and Black Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she teaches classes on Buddhism and social just…
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Jasmine Nichole Cobb is Professor of African & African American Studies and of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, as well as a co-director of the “From Slavery to Freedom” (FS2F) Franklin Humanities Lab. A scholar of black cultural production and visual representation, Cobb is the author of two monographs, Picture Freedom: Rema…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Darieck Scott, a professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination (NYU Press 2010), was the winner of the 2011 Alan Bray Memorial Prize for Queer Studies of the Modern Language A…
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John Drabinski hosts this conversation with Perry Zurn, who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at American University in Washington, D.C. In addition to dozens of articles on key figures and issues in the European philosophical tradition, Perry has edited three volumes: with Andrew Dilts, Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Inform…
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This discussion is with Mari Crabtree, who teaches in the Department of African American Studies at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Mari has published on African American history and culture, with particular emphasis on trauma, the history of lynching, and critical aspects of African American humor. Along with a number of a…
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This discussion is with Shanna Greene Benjamin, who teaches in the Department of African American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has published widely on African American literary and cultural studies, with particular emphasis on Black women’s literature and intellectual history. Along with numerous articles,…
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John E. Drabinski hosts a conversation with Stefanie Dunning, Professor of English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The author of numerous essays on African American literature and culture, Stefanie has authored two books: Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture, published by Indiana …
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John E. Drabinski hosts a discussion with Sarah Jane Cervenak, who teaches in the departments of Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African American Studies at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is the author of a number of critical essays on African American art and literature with particular focus on Black feminist writing and p…
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This discussion is with Dr. Andrea Davis, she is an Associate Professor at York University,Toronto in the Department of Humanities and the Academic Convenor of the 2023 Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She teaches and supervises in literatures and cultures of the Black Americas and holds cross-appointments in the g…
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This conversation is with Margret Grebowicz and Kiff Bamford, editors of a new collection of essays entitled Lyotard and Critical Practice, published in late-2022 by Bloomsbury. Margret teaches political theory at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the author of a number of scholarly and popular media pieces, ranging from French cr…
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A conversation with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, associate professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has written widely in popular and scholarly venues on African American literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the Black feminist tradition, queer theory, and twentieth and twenty first century li…
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This discussion is with Professor Christopher Freeburg, Dr. Freeburg is the John A. and Grace W. Nicholson Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Freeburg is an award-winning author of three scholarly books and numerous articles including, Melville in the Idea of Blackness (Cambridge UP, 2012), Black Aesthetics an…
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This conversation is with Habiba Ibrahim, who teaches in the Department of English at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. In addition to a number of published articles on African American literature and cultural studies, Ibrahim co-edited with Badia Ahad a 2022 issue of South Atlantic Quarterly organized around the theme “Black Tem…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Nicholas Harrison, he is a Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies at King’s College London. During his student years he worked as a teacher at the university of Tunis, at a school in rural Quebec, and at the ENS in Paris. He returned to the UK to take up a Junior Research Fellowship at St Catharine’s College, Ca…
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This conversation is with Rinaldo Walcott, who teaches in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, where he is the director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Black Like Who? Writing Black Canada (1997), Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Cri…
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This discussion is with Dr. Felisa Vergara Reynold, an Associate Professor of French for the Department of French and Italian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD from Harvard University. Her focus is on literature in French from the Antilles, West Africa, and North Africa. She primarily works on the legacy and impa…
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This discussion is with Dr. Brian Valente-Quinn, he is an associate professor of Francophone African Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on the histories and politics of theatrical performance in West Africa, and especially the stage’s interplay with questions of decoloniality, Pan-Africanism, popular culture, and fo…
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Today’s conversation is with Bruce Janz, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, where he also co-directs the Center for Humanities and Digital Research. In addition to dozens of articles, he is the editor of a special journal issue with History of Intellectual Culture on space and interdisciplinarity and a…
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This conversation is with Nick Bromell, Professor Emeritus in the English Department at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. Bromell is the author of numerous articles on 19th and 20th century literature and politics, and has edited the Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage and My Freedom, as well as a collection of ess…
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This discussion is with Professor Sandra Gunning, Dr. Gunning is a literary scholar working jointly in the Department of American Culture, and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently she’s at work on an alternate Black literary history of the American Civil War. In today’s conversation,…
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This discussion is with Dr. Muriam Haleh Davis, Dr. Davis teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the author of Markets of Civilization: Islam and Racial Capitalism in Algeria (Duke University Press, 2022). Her research studies the relationship between decolonization and the history of the social sciences. She is a frequent comme…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Catriona MacLeod, a Senior lecturer in French Studies at the University of London Institute in Paris. Her research interests concern women in French-language graphic novels (or bandes dessinées) and migration and trauma narratives in bandes dessinées and caricatures. She has published on these topics in a range of aca…
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This discussion is with Dr. Gosine, a Professor of Environmental Arts and Justice at York University in Toronto. His publications include co-authorship of the text Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada and contributions to many journals including Small Axe, Wasafiri, Sexualities, Topia, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Art in America, as we…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Dannelle Gutarra Cordero, she is a Lecturer in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus in 2012. Gutarra Cordero specializes in the Intellectual History of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World…
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This discussion is with Dr. Elodie Silberstein (she/her), an artist and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University (New York City, United States). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University (Naarm/Melbourne, Australia), and a Master of Fine Arts from the University Paul-Valery (Montpel…
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This discussion is with Adrienne Cohen, an Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology at Colorado State University. She has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Guinea, West Africa on urban dance and political change, and in the United States among migrant artists from Guinea. Cohen is the author of Infinite Repertoire: On Dance and Urba…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt, professor of English at the York campus of The Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches everything from first-year composition to upper-division courses in women’s writing and Caribbean culture. She is the author of two books: Narrative Settlements: Genre and Geography in British Women’s Fict…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Robin Brooks, an associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh with an impressive record of scholarship that examines a range of cultural matters concerning Black communities in the United States and the wider African Diaspora. Primary research and teaching interests for Dr. Brooks include co…
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Today’s discussion is with Dr. Emily Marker, she is an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden. Her research and teaching interests are in imperial and postcolonial Europe, francophone Africa, race, religion, youth, and global history. Her work has been published in The American Historical Review, French Politics, Culture & Soci…
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A discussion with Lee McBride, who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he also serves as Chair of Africana Studies. He writes on a wide range of issues in American philosophy, the pragmatist tradition, and topics of race, affect, and political justice. He is the author of Ethics and Insurrection:…
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This discussion is with Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, a Professor of History at Howard University in Washington DC. She is a social and cultural historian writing transnational and comparative history, her work explores the history of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade and their present-day legacies, including the long history of demands of reparations f…
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This discussion is with Dr. Lindsey B. Green-Simms, a Professor of Literature at American University, Washington D.C. where she teaches classes on film and fiction from Africa and the global South. In this conversation, we discuss her most recent book, Queer African Cinemas, published by Duke University Press in March 2022. Our conversation here ex…
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This discussion is with Kaiama L. Glover, she is an Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies and Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Barnard College at Columbia University. She has written extensively about Caribbean literature in works such as Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (2010), …
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This discussion is with Dr. Ashley M. Williard, an assistant professor in the Francophone Studies Program at the University of South Carolina, where her research examines disability, gender, and race in the early modern French-speaking world. Her research has appeared in publications including Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies, Early Modern Women…
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This discussion is with Richard Price, an anthropologist and historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of African Americans throughout the hemisphere. He has taught at Yale, Johns Hopkins, and William & Mary, and in France, the Netherlands, and Brazil. His prize-winning books, translated into several languages, include First-…
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A discussion with Melissa Daniels-Rauterkus, who teaches in the Department of English at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She teaches and publishes widely in African-American literary and cultural studies, with a particular emphasis on post-Antebellum literature up to the Harlem Renaissance. Her 2020 book Afro-Realisms and the Roma…
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A discussion with Jay Rajiva, who teaches in the Department of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has published widely in anglophone postcolonial literary studies, focusing on South Asia and English language works from sub-Saharan Africa. Rajiva authored the 2017 work Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Et…
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This discussion is with Dr. Jacqueline Couti, she is the Laurence H. Favrot Professor of French Studies at Rice university. Her research and teaching interests delve into the transatlantic and transnational interconnections between cultural productions from continental France and its now former colonies. A central theme of her research is how local…
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This discussion is with Dr. Michael Lawrence Dickinson, an assistant professor of African American history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a 2019-2020 Barra Sabbatical Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His research interests include enslaved black life, comparative slavery, Black Atlantic s…
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This discussion is with four contributors to a new edited collection titled The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives, published in late-2021 by Oxford University Press. We’re joined by Alex Madva, who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Cal Poly Pomona, where he also directs the California Center for Ethics and Policy. Along …
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