Thursday, 11 February 2016

Frantz Fanon on Race, Recognition, and Revolution: A Re-examination

with Peter Hudis

5pm (5.15 start) - 6.45pm, Tue 16 Feb

Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres
Frantz Fanon (1926-61) is widely considered one of the most important anti-colonial theorists of the twentieth century.  Today we are witnessing a resurgence of interest in his contributions to philosophy, psychology and revolutionary theory in light of such realities as persistent racial discrimination in the West, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and the social crises enveloping much of the developing world. This talk will re-examine Fanon’s contributions to ongoing debates over race, racism, and recognition in light of the intellectual sources that motivated much of his work—especially Marxist theory and Hegelian philosophy.
Peter Hudis is author of Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015) and Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (Brill, 2012).  He has edited or co-edited numerous works, including The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic of Hegel and Marx, by Raya Dunayevskaya (Lexington, 1992) and The Rosa Luxemburg Reader (Monthly Review Books, 2006). He is currently general editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, which will make all of her work available in 14 volumes (3 volumes have appeared so far). He is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Oakton Community College in the U.S.
Upcoming talks for Lent 2016 (see our termcard for more)

Tue 23 Feb | 'Policing Neoliberalism in Egypt: The Rise of the "Securocratic" State' (Cancelled)
Keynes Hall, King's College

Tue 1 Mar | Andreas Malm, 'Fossil Capital'
Mill Lane Lecture Theatres Room 1

Tue 8 Mar | The theory and practice of decolonizing higher education, from South Africa to the UK
Arathi Sriprakash (Faculty of Education, Cambridge)
Adam Branch (Politics, Cambridge)
Robbie Shilliam (Politics, Queen Mary)
Ruchi Chaturvedi (Sociology, Cape Town & Rhodes Must Fall Oxford)
Suren Pillay (Humanities, Western Cape)

Activist from Rhodes Must Fall Oxford

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