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Black Time, Technics, and the Haptic - Public Talk by Elizabeth Reich

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Elizabeth Reich is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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This talk will begin with a consideration of how and why theorizations of Black time(s) remain necessary to engage the socio-political realities and paradoxes of Black life in the diaspora; and to interrogate and reconceptualize accepted epistemologies and ontologies that delegitimize, constrain, and render distorted or incomprehensible Black movement, experience, and expression. My articulation of Black times, and the problematics they engage theoretically as well as in daily life, will include readings of contemporary Black cultural production as well as what I will describe as “the haptic,” a form of knowing, being, and acting by which I argue Black peoples can create lifeworlds of unrestricted dimensionality. Operating from the premise that Blackness has already been constructed as a category outside of “the human,” I will argue for an understanding of Black survival and resistance praxis as inherently technological, extra-temporal, and subversive, and focus in particular on how Black embodiment may disrupt, extend, or resolve seemingly immanent paradox. The talk will bring together diverse theoretical frameworks by Bernard Stiegler, Kodwo Eshun, Fred Moten, Katherine McKittrick, and Sun Ra, among others. To demonstrate the importance of reconceptualizing the sphere of the technical and the urgency of redressing the times, spaces and possibilities for liberatory Black life, I will be drawing on analyses of Black media and internet work, including from films by Kathryn Bigelow, Jordan Peele and Boots Riley; television series by Terence Nance and Peele and Misha Green; and #BlackLivesMatter.


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