Nov 29, 2023
This is a slightly edited version of our recent livestream with Abdaljawad Omar.
Abdaljawad Omar is a writer, analyst, and lecturer based in Ramallah, Palestine. He currently lectures in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University.
In this conversation we discuss some of his recent writings which we will include in the show notes. Specifically we talk about the Palestinian resistance in relation to concepts of hope, grief, and melancholy. We discuss Abdaljawad’s recent piece “Hopeful pathologies in the war for Palestine: a reply to Adam Shatz” and also got to give folks a sneak peak at some of the arguments that Abdaljawad would bring to his response to Judith Butler which was just published this week. We’ll include links to these pieces as well as the ones he’s critiquing in the show notes in addition to his recent interview with Louis Allday.
And if folks like this conversation tomorrow November 30th at 9:30 AM ET we will be live with Abdaljawad again on our YouTube channel. A great reason to go subscribe to that, turn on your notifications and so on. If you miss that livestream it will be up for you to view anytime on our YouTube page. And as I have said before we will be releasing audio versions of many of those conversations as podcasts as we are doing here. And I think as things slow down a bit we will probably settle on 2-3 livestreams each week and at least 1 podcast episode per week.
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The original Adam Shatz piece and Abdaljawad's response “Hopeful pathologies in the war for Palestine: a reply to Adam Shatz”