Donna V. Jones

Donna V. Jones, associate professor in of English at the University of California–Berkeley, will present “Immortal Inequalities: Towards a Critique of Futurist Discourse” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The free event is open to the public.

Jones works on Caribbean, African-American, and American literature.

Her book,The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism and Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2010) won the MLA's Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literary Studies in 2010.

She serves as one of the core faculty in Berkeley's Critical Theory and Science, Technology, and Society Center. She is currently working on two projects: 

  • The Ambiguous Promise of European Decline: Race and Historical Pessimism in the Era of the Great War
  • The Tribunal of Life: Reflections on Vitalism, Race and Biopolitics.

Jones' visit is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.

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