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Work-In-Progress Series
Ph.D. Candidate,
John Gillespie
Anti-Sisyphus, or Anti-Blackness and Suicide: Outline of An Afropessimist Thanatology
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Humanities Gateway 1341
5:00 pm 

“Anti-Sisyphus, or Anti-Blackness and Suicide: Outline of an Afropessimist Thanatology," presents an outline of an Afropessimist thanatology that interrogates the assumptive logics of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis (reason, bio-centricity, subjectivity, respectively) as well as the regime-of-truth grounding the field of sociological suicidology (mathematization and vitalism) by expressing and analyzing the anxiety of antagonism presented by the figural positionality of the suicidal Black Slave.