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HKAC Art Shop Inspiration series x Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series
The Last Colonial: Stuart Hall’s Art of Living


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22/09/2018  From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


HKAC Art Shop Inspiration series x Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

The Last Colonial: Stuart Hall’s Art of Living
Stuart Hall is best known as one of the founders in the 1960s of Cultural Studies, an interdisciplinary field that has globally transformed the humanities and social sciences. It is less well-known that he was also a founder, at the end of the 1950s, of the "first" New Left and of the first New Left Review. But who was Stuart Hall? How are we to understand his trajectory? Hall referred to himself as the "last colonial" and urged that his "work" be seem in relation to his "life." What might this mean? My presentation will consider him in relation to the decolonizing Jamaica from which he came and think about how this helped to inform an intellectual orientation that I will call his "art of living."
 
Speaker
David Scott is the Ruth and William Lubic Professor of Anthropology, and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, at Columbia University. He is the author of five books, including Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004), Omens of Adversity: Tragedy, Time, Memory, Justice (2014), and Stuart Hall's Voice: Intimations of an Ethics of Receptive Generosity (2017). He is currently at work on a biography of Stuart Hall tentatively called "Stuart Hall: An Art of Living," and on a book on New World slave reparations, "Irreparable Evil." He is the founding editor of Small Axe, and director of the Small Axe Project.
 
Moderator
Tejaswini Niranjana is Professor and Head, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and the current Chair of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society. She is the author of Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (Berkeley, 1992), Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Durham, 2006), and a forthcoming monograph on musicophilia in Mumbai. Her most recent edited volume, with Wang Xiaoming, is Genealogies of the Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Delhi, 2015).
 
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VENUE :

Eric Hotung Studio, LB/F Hong Kong Arts Centre

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Free Admission

PRESENTED & ORGANIZED :

Organised by the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University; Co-organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre

INFORMATION :

Conducted in English

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