The New Vocabularies, New Grammars: Imagining Other Worlds series focuses on critics and intellectuals who in their writing and thinking undo the divisions and separations between disciplines and genres, as well as divisions between political action and intellectual engagement. In this practice of border/crossing, new languages and grammars can be imagined to signify other worlds to resist and oppose the imposed violence of colonial epistemes. These scholars, critics, and political actors offer the dynamism of indeterminacy, inviting practices that bring together words and worlds.
In the third event in the series, Malcom Ferdinand will speak in conversation with Natalia Brizuela, CLAS Chair, and Pedro Rolón, a Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Literature Department. Dr. Ferdinand, a researcher at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, works at the crossroad of political philosophy, postcolonial theory and political ecology.