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June 3rd, 2020

From the Vaults: Frantz Fanon and Political Activism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

June 3rd, 2020

From the Vaults: Frantz Fanon and Political Activism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Michael Burns/ Madhu Krishnan/ John Narayan

 


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A revolutionary thinker who drew upon influences from philosophy, political theory, and psychoanalysis, Fanon is best known for his fierce championing of Algerian liberation and his reflections on the psychological impact of colonialism and imperialism. Now that the philosophical value of Fanon’s work is finally being recognised, we should also ask what it can teach us about the contemporary world. In what ways can Fanon’s writings help us understand more recent political uprisings and revolutions, as well as new forms of resistance? In what ways can Fanon shed light upon a political landscape transformed by technology and twenty-first century globalization.

 

Speakers
Michael Burns
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of the West of England
Madhu Krishnan
Lecturer in English Literature, University of Bristol
John Narayan
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Sociology & Academic Director of the New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Warwick

Chair
Danielle Sands
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 1 February 2016 at the LSE

 

 

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