Bardawil teaches Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He will speak to the themes of his monograph Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation, which excavates the long-lost archive of the Marxist organisation Socialist Lebanon and its main theorist, Waddah Charara.
The Other Universals consortium is hosting a series of webinars. These talks draw on political and aesthetic traditions and movements of thought and practice. They examine radical traditions and ideas of expansive citizenship that have emerged in the colonial and postcolonial modern. Particular focus is on idioms of difference, which define insider and outsider, majority and minority, how these emerged, were negotiated and transcended. This Other Universals webinar is held jointly as part of the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) 2020 Winter School on Exodus, Movement, a/the People: Critical Thinking and the Collective.
Required Reading: Fadi Bardawil, Prologue, Chapter 5 (Exit Marx/Enter Ibn Khaldun) and Epilogue in Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation: Duke University Press, Durham and London 2020.
Presenter: Fadi Bardawil
Discussants: Yonas Ashine and Dinga Sikwebu
Webinar: 25th September 3pm
Ethiopia @ 16:00 EAT (UTC+3)
Ghana @ 13:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Uganda @ 16:00 EAT (UTC+3)
Lebanon @ 16:00 EEST (UTC+3)
Barbados @ 09:00 AST (UTC- 4)
US East Coast @ 09:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Chair: Heidi Grunebaum
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