Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson, alongside Omedi Ochieng, recently took part in a new YouTube series “African Philosophy Conversations,” hosted by Bruce Janz.
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Sharon Achinstein’s article, “A Common Humanity: From Poetry to Philosophy in Hugo Grotius,” which considers how Grotius’s theorizing of international law, specifically on captives and the enslaved, was shaped by […]
In this age of disinformation and political polarization, Christopher Celenza, Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences joined SNF Agora for a discussion of our collective search for […]
Prof. Mark Christian Thompson’s book, Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory (University of Chicago Press, 2022) examines the changing interdisciplinary investments of key mid-century African American writers and thinkers, showing how their investments […]
Professors Jeanne-Marie Jackson and Mark Christian Thompson have each had their latest books featured on the new podcast “Conversations in Atlantic Theory,” in conversation with John Drabinski at the University […]
Professor Mark Christian Thompson’s new book is now available. This unorthodox account of 1960s Black thought rigorously details the field’s debts to German critical theory and explores a forgotten tradition […]
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews 2021’s big year for African fiction in the New York Times. The full article can be found, here.
In the face of a growing focus on STEM fields, Professor Mark Christian Thompson talks candidly about the enduring value of an English degree. Including why study in the humanities is more valuable than ever. (Spoiler alert: English majors do, in fact, find jobs.)
The Department of English is proud to announce Nadia Nurhussein has been promoted the rank of to Full Professor, effective January 1st, 2022. Prof. Nurhussein joined the Department in 2017. […]
Professor Christopher Nealon will be presenting “George Oppen and The Future”: The George Oppen Memorial Lecture, held at the San Francisco State University Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. The […]