Blackened Debate at the End of the World Journal Article uri icon



  • ABSTRACTAt the End of the World there is blackness doing the (im)possible. This essay considers the (im)possibility of debate in our contemporary crisis through an examination of the domestication of potentiality in rhetorical dialectic. Debate, in its presupposition of stasis, parallels sovereignty's ontologizing operations of antiblack racial terror that suspend contingency. Meanwhile, blackness was already getting it done. The U.S. Civil War serves as a privileged example for thinking through blackness as the groundless constitutive outside to the possible that yet gestures toward other generative moments found in refusal of the disappointing options that pass for politics offered to us today.

publication date

  • April 1, 2019

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • February 10, 2023 6:22 AM

Full Author List

  • Kelsie AE

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-8213

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-2079

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 63

end page

  • 70


  • 52


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