Events - Talks
The Study Sessions: Frantz Fanon
Fanon, alienation and freedom by Jean Khalfa
25 Apr 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 >>
In 2015 Jean Khalfa and Robert Young published with La Découverte a 700-page critical edition of texts by Frantz Fanon that had never been published, or were barely accessible, including two remarkable plays and a significant correspondence. These texts will be published in English by Bloomsbury in 2017.
This event is a keynote lecture where Jean Khalfa will explore how these texts shed a new light on Fanon’s writings on alienation and freedom and reveal his understanding of problems to come, some of which we are experiencing now.
Free, The Space
Jean Khalfa is a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow of the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust for the Fanon project. Khalfa specialises in history of philosophy, modern literature (in particular contemporary poetry and writing in French from North Africa and the Caribbean), aesthetics and anthropology. He has recently published articles on Pascal, Rousseau, Deleuze, Sartre, Fanon, Césaire, St John Perse, Glissant, Michaux, Cavaillès, Maccheroni, Roche, on typographic forms and on the relationship between contemporary poetry and the image.
In collaboration with Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham.