Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a psychiatrist, an ethno-psychiatrist and a revolutionary political thinker, one of the few supporting the decolonisation struggles occurring after World War II. At the same time as he theorised and fought colonialism as violence and alienation, he produced and practiced an innovative form of psychiatry to deal with mental alienation. Fanon remains among the most widely read and influential of these voices today.
This series of Study Sessions will focus on the work of Frantz Fanon, with a special focus on his psychiatric writings that are currently being translated. Tracing the development of his writings helps explain how and why he has become an inspirational figure.
To book a place for all or individual sessions please email Merce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 Feb, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Fanon and Psychoanalysis: The 'Black Lacan'?
Dr Colin Wright
7 March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
The Wretched of the Earth: The Spectre of the Third World Project
21 March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Frantz Fanon across Languages and Continents
4 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Reading Frantz Fanon: Intersections of Queerness and Raciality
25 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Fanon, alienation and freedom
In collaboration with Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham.