Stuart Hall: Gramsci and Us (1987)

This is not a comprehensive exposition of the ideas of Antonio Gramsci, nor a systematic account of the political situation in Britain today. It is an attempt to ‘think aloud’ about some of the perplexing dilemmas facing the Left, in the light of – from the perspective of – Gramsci’s work. I do not claim that, in any simple way, Gramsci ‘has the answers’ or ‘holds the key’ to our present troubles. I do believe that we must ‘think’ our problems in a Gramscian way – which is different. We mustn’t use Gramsci (as we have for so long abused Marx) like an Old Testament prophet who, at the correct moment, will offer us the consoling and appropriate quotation. We can’t pluck up this ‘Sardinian’ from his specific and unique political formation, beam him down at the end of the 20th century, and ask him to solve our problems for us: especially since the whole thrust of his thinking was to refuse this easy transfer of generalisations from one conjuncture, nation or epoch to another. […]

He Proclaims Uhuru – Brenda McNary

Understanding Caliban as a Speaking Subject Revising William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Aimé Césaire wrote A Tempest as a proclamation of resistance to European cultural dominance—a project to “de-mythify” Shakespeare’s canonical text. In A Tempest, Caliban attempts to authorize his own freedom by speaking it, positioning speech as a tool to empower the colonized. By placing Read more about He Proclaims Uhuru – Brenda McNary[…]

A tempest – Aimé Césaire

Une Tempête („A tempest“) is a 1969 play by Aimé Césaire. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest from a postcolonial perspective. The play was first performed at the Festival d’Hammamet in Tunisia under the direction of Jean-Marie Serreau. It later played in Avignon and Paris. Césaire uses all of the characters from Shakespeare’s Read more about A tempest – Aimé Césaire[…]

Pisanje „Teoreme“ #2

Odeta              Bio je jedan period, kada sam imala desetak godina, kada sam svuda sa sobom nosila Freni i Zui, bila sam opsednuta tom knjigom. Bila sam potpuno svesna da je Selindžer pisao samo za mene. To nije bilo nešto što sam ikada dovodila u pitanje, ja sam to znala, od malena – da naša porodica nije obična porodica, da smo drugačiji od drugih porodica – iako to nije bilo nešto o čemu se ikada glasno govorilo, znali smo, svi smo to znali. […]