Thursday, 17 November 2011

Transcolonial Fanon: Trajectories of a Revolutionary Politics

Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 2

Presented by Maison Française
Columbia University

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work
Cheikh Djemai, 2001, 52 min.
This documentary traces the short and intense life of Frantz Fanon, one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.

Friday, December 2, 9:30 am
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Frantz Fanon's death, an international group of scholars addresses the diverse sources, trajectories and reinscriptions of his thought. Participants will consider Fanon's biographical and intellectual migration between the French Caribbean and North Africa, and between the theory of race and the project of anticolonial nationalism, and discuss his legacy across continents and across disciplines.
For the full conference program, click here.

Speakers: Frances Negron-Muntaner, Kaiama L. Glover, Madeleine Dobie, Myriam Cottias, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Ronald Judy, Maryse Condé, Stathis Gourgouris, David Scott, Mireille Fanon-Mendès France, Bashir Abu-Manneh, Mamadou Diouf, Muhsin al-Musawi, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Richard Philcox.

Conference co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (CSER), Middle East Institute, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and Institute of African Studies, partial support by Air France KLM

  • Thursday, December 1, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 2, 2011 @ 9:30 am