• Cult-F. Postcolonial, Decolonial, Anti-colonial (*Advanced!)

    (Nikolay Karkov, SUNY Cortland)

    This seminar is advanced. Some background in philosophy is required.

    This course seeks to introduce students to recent and contemporary critical thought from the global South, as it grapples with the challenges of the present. Organized around the work of major theorists from within postcolonial studies, the decolonial turn, and anti-colonial (indigenous) thought, the course will explore in depth concepts such as counter-modernity, contrapuntal analysis, coloniality, decolonial humanism, the modern/colonial gender system, settler colonialism, and an ethic of incommensurability, among others. Students will read texts from authors such as Partha Chatterjee, Edward Said, Animal Quijano, Sylvia Wynter, Maria Lugones, and Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Young.