To start: “Consider a monologue describing in sequence all of an individual’s recollections. It would sound as a meaningless cacophony even to the narrator.” (Trouillot 15) As I was reading Heart of Darkness, I came to realize that the whole book can be described (sort of) with this quote from Silencing the Past. I say […] Continue reading →
Posted in blogs, lb5-2-2013 | Tagged with charles dickens, Conrad, frankenstein, hans christian andersen, Heart of Darkness, mary shelley, michel-rolph trouillot, rick riordan, Silencing the past, Trouillot
I put off this post because I haven’t found anything to say about the book. Well, I guess I can start with Freud. “Examine diligently, therefore, all the faculties of your soul: memory, understanding, and will. Examine with precision all your senses as well. . . . Examine, moreover, all your thoughts, every word you […] Continue reading →
By my count, we’re almost two-thirds of the way through the year. (I just did the math and it’s 62.5%, or five-eighths, but whatever. It’ll be two-thirds by the end of next week.) Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that unlike the books that came before it, I found that Black Skin/White Masks […] Continue reading →
1. From page 88: “In 1791, there is no public debate on the record, in France, in England, or in the United States on the right of black slaves to achieve self-determination, and the right to do so by way of armed resistance.” What does Trouillot mean by “self-determination” here? I ask because I always […] Continue reading →
Video of lecture by Paul Krause for the “Remake/Remodel” theme (2013) and Repetition Compulsion Theme (2014).
Posted in guest, lecture, Remake/Remodel, Repetition Compulsion, video | Tagged with C18th, C19th, C20th, colonialism, Haiti, historiography, history, michel-rolph trouillot, postcolonialism, power, q, race, Slavery, Theory, Trouillot