Program in the History of Science and Medicine Presents: "Deciphering Human Science: Reading Sylvia Wynter with Zakiyyah Iman Jackson"
Presented by The Program in the History of Science and Medicine and the Section of the History of Medicine
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, University of Southern California
This master class investigates the relationship between science and
aesthetics. The focal point of our discussion will be two articles by the highly-influential
Jamaican-Cuban literary critic and philosopher of the Americas, Sylvia Wynter:
"Rethinking ‘Aesthetics’: Notes Towards a Deciphering Practice” and "Towards the
Sociogenic Principle: Fanon, Identity, the Puzzle of Conscious Experience, and What It
Is Like to be 'Black.'" I will introduce Wynter’s decipherment as an anti-formalism that
challenges continuities between the culture of literary, film, and art criticism and the
cult(ure) of the gene in the biological sciences and biocentrism.
This event will be presented via Zoom.
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