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Image courtesy of Kathryn Batchelor

Image courtesy of Kathryn Batchelor

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The Study Sessions: Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon across Languages and Continents by Kathryn Batchelor

21 Mar 2017

This series of Study Sessions will focus on the work of Frantz Fanon, a psychiatrist and political thinker, with a special focus on his revolutionary psychiatric writings supporting the decolonisation struggles occurring after World War II. More >>

Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth provides a psychiatric and psychologic analysis of the dehumanising effects of colonization upon the individual and the nation, and made him the leading anti-colonialist thinker of the twentieth century. Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, it is said to have become the Bible of the Black Power movement in the U.S. and to have influenced other liberation and revolutionary movements around the world.

This session explores the places to which Fanon’s book travelled through translation into other languages, and the ways in which the book itself changed as it was translated.

This session is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Merce at

Free, The Studio

6.30 – 8.30pm

Kathryn Batchelor is Associate Professor of Translation and Francophone Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is the author of Decolonizing Translation (2009) and the co-editor of a number of volumes including Translating Thought/Traduire la pensée (2010), Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts (2013) and Frantz Fanon across Continents and Languages (2017). 

In collaboration with Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham.


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