Title: Epistemology: Hegemony and Subversion

Instructor:  Creston Davis, PhD (with guest lectures from Gordon Lewis, Azfar Hussain, Henri Giroux)

Cost: $50

Dates: March 4, 11, 18 Sundays at 1pm EST (New York Time) 

Meetings: GCAS E-School On-Line Platform (information on how to join will be sent to you upon enrollment)


This course is an attempt to identify, characterize and delineate emerging new countervailing epistemologies in the wake of global neoliberalism, that is to say the rise of the financial “corporate-banking” class since the mid 1970s. This course will unfold in the following three ways: (a) isolating the concept of “hegemony” (a la Antonio Gramsci and other recent theorists) and neoliberalism; (b) working through sexualized subjectivity; and (c) constructing a way of actualizing countervailing epistemologies into everyday practices.


Althusser, Louis: Ideological State Apparatus

Hudis, Peter. Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015).

Freire, Paulo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Bloomsbury Academic, 2000)

Gramsci, Antonio. Prison Notebooks (selections).

Gordon, Lewis R. What Fanon Said

Prerequisites:  none