N o t e s
1. These lectures were given under the auspices of the Centre for Humanities
Research, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, on 22
November 2013, 29 November 2013, and 4 December 2013. I would once again
like to express my thanks to Suren Pillay and Premesh Lalu for extending to
me their invitation and surrounding me with their warm hospitality. I hope
they won’t mind too much the changes this work has under gone since those
splendid weeks in their com pany.
2. David Scott, “Stuart Hall’s Ethics,” Small Axe, no. 17 (March 2005): 1–16.
The conference took place in Kingston, Jamaica, in June 2004. The pre sen-
ta tions from that occasion (not including my own) were published in Brian
Meeks, ed., Culture, Politics, Race, and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall
(Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle, 2007). This volume also includes Hall’s
closing reflections from that occasion, “Through the Prism of an Intellectual
3. See David Scott, “Stuart Hall at Eighty,” Small Axe, no. 38 (July 2012): vii– x;
and “The Last Conjuncture,” Small Axe, no. 44 (July 2014): vii– x.
4. See David Scott, “Politics, Contingency, Strategy: An Interview with Stuart
Hall,” Small Axe, no. 1 (March 1997): 141–59.
5. I have in mind here Rita Felski’s recent book, The Limits of Critique (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2015).
6. See David Scott, “The Temporality of Generations: Dialogue, Tradition, Criti-
cism,” New Literary History 45, no. 2 (2014): 172–73.
7. Scott, “Temporality of Generations,” 159–60.