Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

MALS Lecture Series: Luvell Anderson

"Hermeneutical Impasses"

Mon, March 20, 2017 | Room 2.206 (Multi-Purpose Room), Gordon-White Building (GWB), The University of Texas at Austin

3:00 PM

Join us for our MALS Lecture Series featuring Luvell Anderson
Join us for our MALS Lecture Series featuring Luvell Anderson

Assistant Professor Luvell Anderson (Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis) will give a talk titled, "Hermeneutical Impasses."

When people respond to chants of ‘Black lives matter’ with ‘All lives matter’ or excoriate Colin Kaepernick for being “anti-military” or “anti-American” when he sits or kneels during the playing of the National Anthem, there appears to be a break in understanding. BLM protestors and Kaepernick understand their actions and messages in one way, detractors in quite a different way. Luvell Anderson calls these breaks in understanding “hermeneutical impasses.” In this talk, Dr. Anderson will discuss the nature of these impasses and the challenges a particular type of impasse presents for resolving it.

This event has been moved to GWB 2.206, and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Inter-University Program for Latino Research, Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, Department of Philosophy

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