Peter Hudson lecture series: Colonialism, Democracy and Theories of the Subject”


We are delighted to announce that leading political theorist, Peter Hudson, will be delivering a series of lectures on “Colonialism, Democracy and Theories of the Subject”

When: 1-3pm at Huma, from 10 – 13 September


The dates and titles of the lecture are as follows:

10th September: The State and the Colonial Unconscious

 11th September: Colonialism, Liberal Democracy and National Democracy

 12 September: The Breast – Value of National Democracy

13 September: Subject and Structure in Fanon


All lectures will be given in the HUMA seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT, from 1pm – 3pm. This extended time will allow for questions from the floor, following the lecture.


A supplementary reading list will be available.

Peter Hudson is a Senior Lecturer in Politics. His areas of research interest are social and political theory and South African studies. Peter offers graduate courses in the area of post-Marxist theory and his most recent major research publication is “The Concept of the Subject in Laclau,” Politikon (2006). He is a past winner of the Wits Vice-Chancellor’s teaching award and has played an active role in the development of WISER – especially the theory seminar. He is on the editorial board of Theoria: A Journal of Political and Social Theory and Transformation.

All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

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