Faculty discussion of
some foundational works as led by Scott Denham:
Aimé Césaire's Discourse
on Colonialism (1955)
Frantz Fanon's Wretched
of the Earth (1961), chapter 1, "Concerning Violence" and chapter 4, "On National Culture"
Black Skin, White Masks (1952),
chapter, 1 "The Negro and and Language" and chapter 5 "The Fact of
Some work in the discussion leader's field of
expertise: this time, a brief excerpt from Susanne Zantop's Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial
Germany, 1770-1870. (Durham: Duke UP, 1997), and her chapter "Colonial
Legends, Postcolonial Legacies" in A User's Guide
to German Cultural Studies, eds. Scott Denham, Irene
Kacandes and Jonathan Petropoulos (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press,
All are welcome. (Postcolonial) tea will be served.
Scott Denham for information and access to the readings.