Paul Gilroy to give the Antipode lecture at this week’s RGS-IBG conference.
On Wednesday 2 September Prof. Paul Gilroy (Department of English, King’s College London) will be presenting the 2015 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture, “Offshore Humanism”.
The lecture will interrogate the contemporary attractions of post-humanism and ask questions about what a “reparative humanism” might alternatively entail. Prof. Gilroy will use a brief engagement with the conference theme — “geographies of the Anthropocene” — to frame his remarks and try to explain why antiracist politics and ethics not only require consideration of nature and time but also promote a timely obligation to roam into humanism’s forbidden zones.
The lecture will take place in the University of Exeter Forum’s Alumni Auditorium in Session 4 (from 16:50 to 18:30), and be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by the journal’s publisher Wiley.
Our speaker is Professor of American and English Literature at King’s College London, having previously been Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics (2005-2012), Charlotte…
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