Indiana University Bloomington

Spring 2022: Thinking With Édouard Glissant

The writings of Édouard Glissant — poet, essayist, thinker — stand at the center of the work of the Theory Center during the Spring term. Arguably the leading Caribbean thinker of the twentieth century, Glissant has had immense influence on philosophers and critics working in poststructuralism and postcolonialism. More recently, his writings have gained urgency among scholars working in the environmental humanities and intermediality. There is much to learn from his work, which is why the weekly reading group devotes itself to a careful study of his main writings. The capstone of the term is a symposium that gathers distinguished scholars of Glissant’s work on the Bloomington campus on April 8 – 9, 2022.

All Center events are open to the public.

Darian Leader on “How Jokes Change Minds”

Through the psychoanalytical reading of a few jokes, Darian Leader will talk about the question on how people change their minds. A specialist on Lacan, Leader is the author of twelve books on psychoanalysis and contemporary society and culture.

Monday April 25, 5 pm (ET), via Zoom.

Edgar Illas Serves as Center Interim Director in Spring 2022

With Michel Chaouli on a sabbatical leave, Edgar Illas, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, directs the Theory Center in Spring 2022.

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