Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Our World
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University
Literary Theorist, Philosopher, Feminist For the last 40 years, Professor Gayatri Spivak, critic, scholar and public intellectual, has pushed the humanities to focus on situations contributing to the defeat and withdrawal of European empires from other parts of the world. These victories have forced many to rethink their place and their history. Spivak’s translations brought post-structuralist philosophy to the United States, her literary criticism shaped subaltern studies, her term, “strategic essentialism,” was key to the culture wars of the 90s. Spivak is now part of an emerging rural community-based History Academy movement across South Asia AND a group of scholars and intellectuals debating the post-colonial predicament facing our world.
Taylor Lecture, Department of History, Office of Equity and Access, Center for Texas Music History, Office of Diversity Studies, Modern Languages National Endowment for the Humanities Fund for Religious Studies in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Dep[add to your calendar]