Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Anthony Bogues — Forum on Categories, Curation and this thing called Haitian Art: A Reappraisal

Monday, October 28, 2019

12:00pm – 2:00pm

McKinney Conference Rm
Watson Institute
111 Thayer St

Anthony Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona)  is a  writer , scholar, curator, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; Professor of Africana Studies, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence (2004-2007); and currently the   Asa Messer Professsor of Humanities and Critical Theory. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the departments of Political Science,  Modern Culture and Media .   History of Art  and Architecture and  the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.Bogues's major research and writing interests are intellectual, literary and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics as well as Haitian, Caribbean, and African Art. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire (2010).  He is the editor of From Revolution in the Tropics to Imagined Landscapes: the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié. ( 2014 ) ; Metamorphosis : The Art of Edoaurd Duval -Carrie (2017) as well as two volumes on Caribbean intellectual and literary history: After Man, Towards the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (2005) and The George Lamming Reader: The Aesthetics of Decolonisation (2011) He is  the co-editor of a special issue of the Italian journal Filosofia Politica ( 2017 )  on Black  political  thought and  the co-convener of  the interntional  project , " Towards a Global History of Poltiical Thought . "   Additionally he has curated  and co-curated shows in the United States ,  South Africa  and France and  published numerous essays and articles on the history of criticism, critical theory, political thought, political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history as well as Haitian Art. Bogues is a member of the editorial collective for the journal boundary 2 and was an honorary professor at the Center for African Studies at  the University of Cape Town, South Africa.( 2006-2017 ) He is  a member of the scientific committe of  Le Centre d'Art in Haiti .   He teaches courses on Africana political philosophy, cultural politics, intellectual history and contemporary critical theory and comparative literature of Africa and the African Diaspora as well as courses on the history of Haitian society and art.

Pre-Circulated Readings

Art History from the South