Theory after Ferguson: Fred Moten and Cedric Robinson

Join the Critical Life Research Collective and Quilting Points for this seminar to consider Cedric Robinson and Fred Moten's responses to the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The session will take its cue from Quilting Points’ year-long consideration of Cedric Robinson’s work, reflecting on that work in the light of a thinker who takes aspects of Robinson’s ideas in a different direction: Fred Moten.

To this end, we will consider two short essay interventions into the aftermath of the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri – a critical event, the ramifications of which have been felt over the past decade.

This session will take the form of an open seminar that looks at close readings of both essays to open a broader discussion about the relation between theory and practice in our contemporary condition.

All are welcome, with no prior familiarity with the writers necessary, and we look forward to a productive conversation.

See the Quilting Points blog for more information.


Meeting Room (G.01)
School of English
10  Cavendish Road
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT


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