Contradiction Studies

Longing and Belonging in Black African diasporic Literature written in French and Spanish

Nelson Sindze Wembe (RTG Contradiction Studies), Maren Schwarz (RTG Contradiction Studies), Dr. Dorothy Odartey-Wellington (University of Guelph)

01/31/2023 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

U Bremen GRA2 0030

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decolonial scholarship

“Creating decentralizing and decolonizing scholarship on contradiction, contradictory phenomena, and contradicting processes is a challenging task.”

Kerstin Knopf
name contradiction

“Contradiction becomes real where someone names contradiction.”

Ingo H. Warnke
Afterlife of colonialism

“Contradiction comes in many different forms. None is so debilitating than when the coloniser transitions, textually not politically, to decoloniality without taking the responsibility for the afterlife of colonialism, which they continue to benefit from. Self-examination and self-interrogation of the relations of coloniality, a necessity, seem nearly impossible for the coloniser who continues to act as beneficiary, masked in the new-found language of White fragility, devoid of an ethical responsibility of the very system of White domination they claim to be against.” (Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Flesh)

Rozena Maart
space

“According to Niklas Luhmann, space is a ‘special facility to negate contradictions’”.

Julia Lossau
interstice

“The contradiction of law in Derrida lies in the interstice that separates the impossibility of deconstructing justice from the possibility of deconstructing law.”

Andreas Fischer-Lescano