Fanon is Subject of Commemorative Symposium at the Stone Center: “Remembering the Life and Work of Frantz Fanon”
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC at Chapel Hill) will host a special commemoration marking the 50th year anniversary of the passing of cultural and political icon Frantz Fanon, and of the publication of Wretched of the Earth. The project is co-sponsored by the
Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Curriculum in Latina/o Studies, and the African Studies Center all of UNC at Chapel Hill
The commemoration begins with a screening and discussion of Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Cheikh Djemai, Dir., 2001). The Symposium continues on October 6 at 7 pm and features a keynote by Mireille Fanon Mendés-France, President of the Frantz Fanon Foundation in Paris. The final sessions of the Symposium take place on October 7 from 9:30 am- 5pm, and features panels and a keynote with scholars and activists from UNC and other institutions.
The film and all program sessions are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended by way of the Stone Center’s Facebook page link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246053518772045 or call (919) 962-9001. Those registering by September 30 will be provided with a free lunch during the Friday, October 7 sessions. Limited visitor parking.
For information on parking visit the Stone Center website
http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/. For general information on the symposium please visit the website or call (919) 962-9001.
Remembering the Life and Work of Frantz Fanon Symposium Program
Film Screening, Tuesday, October 4 at 7 pm
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Stone Center
Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work
Dir: Cheikh Djemai/Martinique/France/Algeria/Tunisia
2001/ 52 minutes/French with English Subtitles
Opening Program - Keynote Address
Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm, Theater/Auditorium, Stone Center
“The Contribution of Frantz Fanon to Peoples’ Liberation”
Mireille Fanon-Mendés France, President, Frantz Fanon Foundation, Paris
Respondent: Linda Carty, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, Syracuse University
Friday, October 7 - 9:00-4:00 pm
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Stone Center
8:30-9:00 am Coffee
9:00 am Opening Remarks
Session I: Fanon and the Pathway to African Revolution(s)
9:15 am- 11:00 am
(1) Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, Prof., African/Afro-American Studies, Acting Dir. (2011-12) African Studies Center, UNC at Chapel Hill. “Following the Path of Revolution: The African Legacy of Frantz Fanon”
(2) Eunice Sahle, Assoc. Prof., joint appointment in
African/Afro-American Studies and Global Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill. “Geographies of Violence and Displacement in Kenya: Territory, Citizenship and Power”
(3) Bereket Habte Selassie, William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African Studies, Professor of Law at UNC at Chapel Hill.“Fanon: In the Context of Negritude”
(1) Daynali Flores-Rodriguez , Adjunct Professor of Spanish, the
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.
“ Language, Power and Resistance: Reading Frantz Fanon in a
Her work includes: "Addressing the Fukú in US: Junot Díaz and the New
Novel of Dictatorship" in Antipodas: Journal of Hispanic Studies
(Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony: Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge
Danticat and Other Writers in Hispaniola); "Contar la dictadura: La
nueva poética caribeña en la narrativa corta de Edwidge Danticat"
Cua.dri.vi.um 6.10 (Spring 2009); Cortejo De Sombras by Julian Ríos,
Reader's Review.” Review of Contemporary Fiction. Winter 2008.
Session II: Fanonism In Transnational Contexts - 11:15 am -12:30 pm
(1) Daynali Flores-Rodriguez , Adjunct Professor of Spanish, the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.“Language, Power and Resistance: Reading Frantz Fanon in a Trans-Caribbean Setting”
(2) Fouzi Slisli , Adjunct Assistant Professor , Department of History, U. of Minnesota, and Department of Ethnic Studies , St. Cloud State U. “Franz Fanon and Islam: The Relevance of the Theory of Violence in a Post-September 11 World”
*Lunch: (Provided) 12:30-1:30 pm
Afternoon Keynote: 1:30-2:30 pm
Ranjana Khanna * (Friday, 7 October Keynote) Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies and Professor, English, Literature and Women's Studies, Duke University. “The Lumpenproletariat, The Subaltern, The Mental Asylum."
Session III: Fanon and the African American Radical Tradition
2:30- 4:00 pm
(1) Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar ,Professor of History and an Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. “The Wretched of the U.S.: Frantz Fanon and the Rise of Radical Ethnic Nationalism, 1966-1975”
(2) Alvaro Reyes, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Geography. UNC-Chapel Hill "Oh Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth Again."
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