University Forum Lecture Series: Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Other Ghost Stories


Feb. 27, 2017, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Other Ghost Stories a talk by Richard Gilman-Opalsky, associate professor, University of Illinois, Springfield.

Dr. Gilman-Opalsky explores revolt as a form of politics and philosophy by unconventional means. Every society is haunted by the possibility of revolt against it. Specters of revolt threaten to raise the questions that haunt societies with long histories of brutal exclusion, racist violence, and fatal exploitation. Recent revolt in the U.S. demonstrates how present uprisings can take up the unfinished business of past ones. We seek to understand the theory and significance of revolt.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office

External Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and co-sponsored by Black Mountain Institute, Center for Democratic Culture, University Libraries, and the departments of English, Political Science, and Sociology.