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Topics in Critical Theory: Frantz Fanon

ENG 388/AAS 391/COM 399

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Frantz Fanon is among the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. In this course we will concentrate on two of Fanon's major books: Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. We will read Fanon's contemporaries like Aimé Césaire and Léopold Senghor as well as responses to Fanon by Jean-Paul Sartre, Hanna Arendt, Judith Butler, Sylvia Wynter, Ng'g wa Thiong'o, and others. Topics we will cover are decolonization, infrastructural critique, systemic racism, existentialist phenomenology, négritude, violence, dialectics, psychiatry (vs. psychoanalysis), national consciousness, revolution, poesis, praxis.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 5
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 20030
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM