Siraj Ahmed Reading In-Person
The Leonard Lief Library and English Department presents: Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of Humanities. The text excavates the epistemic transformation that was engendered on a global scale by the colonial reconstruction of native languages, literatures, and law.
In the process, it reveals the extent to which even post-colonial studies and European philosophy - not to mention discourses as disparate as Islamic fundamentalism, Hindu nationalism, and global environmentalism - are the progeny of colonial rule.
Siraj Ahmed is Associate Professor of English at Lehman College and CUNY Graduate Center. He is author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (2012). Archaeology of Babel recently received Modern Language Association’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies.
- Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)