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Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom

Tuesday 24th January | 5:30 - 7:00pm | The Alumni Room, School of English This session will be the first of three exploring one of Wynter's most influential works 'Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation - An Argument' . Probing in more detail the issues raised in her 'Open Letter' and positing the human as an object of knowledge, in this long and representative essay, Wynter connects different historical moments to unveil the processes through which a culturally specific conception of the human as 'Man' has come to be regarded as a universal model for what it means to be human. We will be breaking up the text into three sections with this first session focusing on the introduction and part 1 (pp. 257-283). The meeting will be held in the School of English Alumni Room (floor 1, house 10, Cavendish Road) but please do get in touch at if you would like to attend the