Manthia Diawara. Identity and Différance in Black Literature. 2012

source: egsvideo  2013年12月12日
http://www.egs.edu Manthia Diawara, Malian writer, cultural theorist and filmmaker, talking about identity politics and the philosophy of language within black literature. In this lecture, Manthia Diawara discusses African diaspora, the relationship between Africa and Europe, Deleuze's concept of the rhizome, the application of psychoanalysis to postcolonialism, feminist readings of Fanon and linguistics in post-structuralism and deconstruction in relationship to Frantz Fanon, Edouard Glissant, Gilles Deleuze, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Maryse Condé, Homi K. Bhabha, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak and June Jordan focusing on African nationalism, the brics, black literature, the rapid development of technology, Francophone Africa, identity politics, alienation, dependency complexes, difference, the voice of the Other and the culture wars in the United States. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2012. Manthia Diawara.

Manthia Diawara, Ph.D., (born 1953 Bamako, West Africa) is a writer, cultural theorist, film director and professor of comparative literature of Malian origin. After studying in Bamako, he went on to pursue studies in literature in France but completing his doctorate in 1985 at Indiana University in the United States, where he currently resides. Having taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara the University of Pennsylvania, Manthia Diawara went on to become a professor of comparative literature and cinema at New York University where he also heads the Department of African Studies and the Institute of African American Affairs. He teaches summer intensive courses at the European Graduate School and is the founder of the publishing house "Black Renaissance".

Manthia Diawara has produced and directed several documentaries, among them "Sembène Ousmane: The Making of African Cinema" (1994, in collaboration with Kenyan writer Ngûgî wa Thiong'o), "Rouch in Reverse" (1995) and Bamako Sigi-Kan (2003), an intimate look at his hometown. He has also written extensively on film and literature of the Black Diaspora. Some of his writings include African Cinema: Politics and Culture (1992), Black American Cinema: Aesthetics and Spectatorship (1993), In Search of Africa (1998), We Won't Budge: An African Exile in the World (2004), Bamako-Paris-New York (2007) and African Film: New Forms of Aesthetics and Politics (2010).