about

John E. Drabinski is Charles Hamilton Houston 1915 Professor of Black Studies in the Department of Black Studies at Amherst College. In addition to authoring four books, most recently Abyssal Beginnings: Glissant, Philosophy, and the Middle Passage (Minnesota, forthcoming 2018) and Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other (Edinburgh, 2012), he has written over three dozen articles on Africana theory and French philosophy, and has edited book and journal issues on Fanon, Godard, Levinas, Glissant, and the question of political reconciliation. He is currently finalizing a translation and critical introduction to Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphael Confiant’s Éloge de la créolité, and is working on a co-authored (w/Grant Farred) book on the philosophical character James Baldwin’s non-fiction entitled The Negro and the Dialectic.

Syllabi, drafts of conference papers, and essays intended for publication can be found at John E. Drabinski’s academia.edu page.

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