Always Already Podcast, a critical theory podcast
Always Already Podcast, a critical theory podcast
Always Already Podcast
Ep. 68 – W.E.B. Du Bois, Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil
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Join Emily, B, Sid, and John for a classic AAP text discussion, this time featuring W.E.B. Du Bois’s Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil. Our discussion begins (perhaps unsurprisingly!) with knowledge, education, and epistemology, and spans Du Bois’s analysis of racial capitalism, his materialism, aesthetics, canonization as a political theorist, and more. We interrogate Du Bois as a democratic theorist in his own right, analyze his (maybe) humanism and (maybe) universalism, and ask, what does it mean to read DuBois as a prescient diagnostician of our own political moment (and who is the revolutionary subject?)? While we barely scratch the surface of all this book has to offer (what of “work,” whiteness, poetics, and proto-feminism in this text?!), we welcome you to join us for the close reading, and stay for the water puns!

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W.E.B. Du Bois in 1918; from WikiMedia Commons

 

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First edition of Darkwater; from WikiMedia Commons