Selected students are required to attend all plenary lectures and two morning courses.
They must also attend at least one afternoon class per week.
Please, note that cap is 20 students per class and selected students must list their choices in order of preference
when they register for afternoon classes.


Monday, June 27th – 4:30 pm

Achille MBEMBE (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research)
Violence After Fanon: The Politics of Viscerality

Friday, July 1st – 4:30 pm

Jahan RAMAZANI (University of Virginia)
Poetry, the Global South, and the Transnational Migration of Form

Monday, July 4th – 4:30 pm

Debjani GANGULY (University of Virginia)
The Global South and Indian Ocean Worlds

Friday, July 8th – 4:30 pm

WANG Hui (Tsinghua University)
Humanities in China


FIRST WEEK: June 28th – July 1st 2016

Morning course: 10 am

Franco FARINELLI (University of Bologna)
Space, Places, Globalization: A Geographical Genealogy
and a Metageographical Analysis (abstract…»)

Afternoon classes: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Anthony BOGUES (Brown University)
Reframing Critical Theory: Fanon, Cesaire, Wynter
and the Enunciation of the Human (abstract…»)

Sarah NUTTALL (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research)
South Of Theory – Three Themes (abstract…»)

Afternoon class: 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Laurent DUBOIS (Duke University)
Haiti and the Universal (abstract…»)

SECOND WEEK: July 5th – July 8th 2016

Morning course: 10 am

Walter MIGNOLO (Duke University)
The Promises and The Discontents: World (Dis)Order
and The Decolonial Option (abstract…»)

Afternoon classes: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Davide DOMENICI (University of Bologna)
Global Natives: A Historical Approach to the Rise of Indigeneity
as a Cultural and Political Category (abstract…»)

Thomas KLUBOCK (University of Virginia)
Environmental History and the Global South (abstract…»)


Wednesday, June 29th – 8.30 pm

Global Borders and Emerging Formations
of Racism in the Contemporary World

Wednesday, July 6th – 8.30 pm

Border Gnosis:
Coloniality from the Margins


Discussion sessions led by one or more guests who identify a shared challenge and solicit specific types of input from other participants

Friday, July 1 (2.00-4.00)

 Reframing the History of Political Thought


read the full abstract…»

Tuesday, July 5 (4.30-6.30)

Global South and Critique of Violence


read the full abstract…»

Thursday, July 7 (4.30-6.30)

Redefining Emergent Shapes:
Brazil as a Case Study for Global South
Francisco Foot HARDMAN (UNICAMP)

read the full abstract…»


Selected students may present and discuss a paper in class. (Applicants are required to state in their application their intention to present a paper)


Monday, July 4 (10.00-12.00)

  Panel 01 – Chair: LUCA JOURDAN

Xuenan Cao
Borges’ Essays and Lu Xun’ Zawen: a Hypothesis
Aino Korvensyrjä
Illegal citizens? – On state racism and the Duldung (suspension of deportation) in the BRD 1982–2014
Ashanti Kunene
The South African student project of decoloniality and the notion of Authentic Blackness

Panel 02 – Chair: PAOLA RUDAN

Sudeshna Chatterjee
Agency, Identity and Consent in Bare Life: Post Structural Feminist study of global sex work governance
Ege Selin Islekel
Poetics of Relation: Centering and De-centering of Earth
Dinara Podgornova
When did you realize you are… a border thinker?


Monday, July 4 (2.00-4.00)

Panel 03 – Chair: PAOLO CAPUZZO

Jiyon Byun
European boy in Asian Metropolis
Simone Vegliò
The ‘Paris Of South America’: Buenos Aires (1880-1930), A Postcolonial Frontier
Yuan Xianxin
The Countryside as a Problem: Nation, Class and the Emergence of Youth

Panel 04 – Chair: ROBERTO DAINOTTO

Eduardo Altheman Camargo Santos
Periodizing capitalism through the Frankfurt School: from the Welfare State to Neoliberalism
Bruna Della Torre De Carvalho Lima
Art and philosophy in Adorno’s late work
Mónica González García
Rubén Darío and the Chilean Subaltern Modernity: Fetishism and Consumer Counterculture

Panel 05 – Chair: RAFFAELE LAUDANI

Bedour Alagraa
What Makes the World Turn Against Me?: Human as Praxis, Human as Narrative in Caribbean Fiction
Daniel Henry
Sympathy and Leadership in the Early Du Bois
Martina Mallocci
“All Art is propaganda”. W.E.B. Du Bois’s Crisis and the construction of a black public image, 1910-1934
Lorenzo Ravano
Conceptual Foundations of the Black Radical Tradition
Wednesday, July 6 (4.30-6.30)

Panel 06 – Chair: ROBERTO DAINOTTO

Yvonne Ortiz Moran
Borders and Crossings: Pedro Paramo and the fine line between reality and fiction
SA Smythe
Esser Etiolana: Towards a Critical Theory of Meticciato
Lorenza Starace
Elena Ferrante’s Troubling Love: The City as the Mother

Panel 07 – Chair: PAOLA RUDAN

Matilde Cazzola
A Practitioner of the Empire in the Age of Revolutions: Space and Colonial Governance in Thomas Pownall’s Political Thought
Carol Guarnieri
Who is the Subject of the Eighteenth-Century Caribbean Novel?
Francesco Orlandi
Heritage and Rights: searching for a relationship out of the coloniality frame from the De Thesauris by Bartolomé de las Casas
Friday, July 8 (2.00-4.00)

Panel 08 – Chair: CRISTINA DEMARIA

Matthew Elia
The Image is a Gathering, but the Gathering is Haunted: Black Studies, Bruno Latour, and Reimagining Critique as ‘Wake’
Rachel Greenspan
Psychoanalytic Praxis in Latin America: Reparative Politics and the Socialization of Loss
Stéphanie Najjar
Politicizing the Physics of Turbulence
Cristopher Vázquez
Be Trail: Colonial Masks and Traveling Identities

Panel 09 – Chair: RITA MONTICELLI

Michelle Murray
The African Dreams of Migration: Poetics of the Black Diaspora in Donato Ndongo’s “El sueño”
Scott P. Newman
Between Haitian and World Literature in Jacques-Stéphen Alexis’s Literary Theory
Holly Runde
The Pest of Capitalism: championing hybridity in Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom