The CCAS is excited to host Dr. Lewis Gordon, Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Stors, to lead a master class on the works of Frantz Fanon.
Master Class on Frantz Fanon
This master class will be an opportunity to converse on the relevance of Fanon’s thought for pressing concerns of contemporary theory and practice. Professor Gordon will introduce several key themes of Fanon’s life and several aspects of his thought. The latter will be in three parts. The first will address how Fanon responds to critical questions of human conditions, freedom, and justification. The second will focus on the relevance of his ideas for contemporary global politics. And the third will offer some discussion of how his thought is debated in contemporary popular culture, especially in music and cinema.
Lewis Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; Honorary President and Core Professor at the Global Center for Advanced Studies; and Honorary Professor at the Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa. His books include Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (Humanities Press, 1995), Her Majesty’s Other Children (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), Existentia Africana (Routledge, 2000), Disciplinary Decadence (Routledge, 2006), An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2008) and, more recently, What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst; Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015; in Swedish, Vad Fanon Sa, Stockholm: TankeKraft förlag, 2016), La sud prin nord-vest: Reflecţii existenţiale afrodiasporice, trans. Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Cluj, Romania: IDEA Design & Print, 2016), and, with Fernanda Frizzo Bragato, Geopolitics and Decolonization: Perspectives from the Global South (London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018). Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Please kindly RSVP at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-class-on-frantz-fanon-with-prof-lewis-gordon-tickets-42726177146
**The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. For all other disability accommodations requests, please contact Azza Altiraifi at firstname.lastname@example.org**
This event at Georgetown University is made possible in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant to support Georgetown University’s National Resource Center – Middle East & North Africa.