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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

The End of the World: Reading Afro-Pessimism, Reading Palestine

Theory seminar
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

09.04.2418.06.24TuesdayWöchentlich10:00 - 12:00Heumarkt 14, R.1.07 (Seminarraum 2)
15.07.2419.07.24Einmalig - Heumarkt 14, R.1.07 (Seminarraum 2)
from-to10:00 - 12:00 -
LocationHeumarkt 14, R.1.07 (Seminarraum 2)Heumarkt 14, R.1.07 (Seminarraum 2)

Seminar description

This seminar will explore the sometimes disavowed connections between the analytics of the Afro-pessimism theoretical movement and the historic and contemporary conditions in the occupied territory of Gaza, Palestine. How does this analytic shed light on these conditions and structural relations? How can a condition be both unique and exceptional on the one hand and in common on the other? Among the readings will be selections from Frank Wilderson and Jared Sexton, two premier thinkers in black studies today, as well as selections from Israeli and Palestinian analysts. This seminar will meet every two weeks during the semester and culminate in an intensive with a guest in the study week in July.

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

119 / 187 / 249

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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