Associate 1999-00

Cameron R McCarthy

Institute of Communications Research

Professor McCarthy will explore the representation of intellectual activism in the writings and correspondence of one of the most prominent third world scholars and political activists, C. L. R. James. Combining historical and textual analysis of James’ scholarly work and personal correspondence, he will discuss James’ theorization of intellectual activism in the light of a disturbing contemporary phenomenon--the waning of radical discourse and activism in the public sphere.