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Workshop with Author on Subterranean Fanon: An Underground Theory of Radical Change

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Thursday, March 04, 2021
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gavin Arnall
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Latin America: Theory and Narrative in Present Tense

Please register here: http://duke.is/4aR26x

The Latin America: Theory and Narrative in Present Tense Working Group is hosting a reading group and workshop series on four recent publications in Latin American Studies. Reading group discussions will precede a workshop with the book's author the following week. All books are available electronically at Duke University Libraries.

Subterranean Fanon: An Underground Theory of Radical Change (Columbia UP, 2020)

Gavin Arnall traces an internal division throughout Fanon's work between two distinct modes of thinking about change. He contends that there are two Fanons: a dominant Fanon who conceives of change as a dialectical process of becoming and a subterranean Fanon who experiments with an even more explosive underground theory of transformation. Arnall offers close readings of Fanon's entire oeuvre, from canonical works like Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth to his psychiatric papers and recently published materials, including his play, Parallel Hands. Speaking both to scholars and to the continued vitality of Fanon's ideas among today's social movements, this book offers a rigorous and profoundly original engagement with Fanon that affirms his importance in the effort to bring about radical change.

Gavin Arnall is Assistant Professor of Romance Ganguages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Contact: Sarah Rogers