About the event

Can the Humanities reboot the globalized present? “Perhaps the literary can still do something,” writes Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), calling for a radical retraining of the imagination. Join Meena Alexander (English, CUNY), Drucilla Cornell (Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers), Kyoo Lee (Philosophy, CUNY), Rosalind Morris (Anthropology, Columbia), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (University Professor, English & Comparative Literature, Columbia), and Robert Young (English, Comparative Literature, NYU) as they explore new paradigms for thinking, and linking, aesthetics, ethics and global justice today.

This event is the third in this year’s series on critical and creative “Un/learning,” a public program connected to “ReOrientale: Rethinking Orientalism and other Global Oddities.