AFR 360 The Political Thought of Frantz Fanon (W)

Last offered Spring 2014

Cross Listed as PSCI370, LEAD360, PHIL360
Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary Frantz Fanon was among the leading critical theorists and Africana thinkers of the twentieth century. Fanon ushered in the decolonial turn in critical theory, a move calling on those both within and outside of Europe to challenge the coloniality of the age and to forge a new vision of politics in the postcolonial period. This course is an advanced seminar devoted to a comprehensive examination of Fanon's political thought. We will begin with an analysis of primary texts by Fanon and end by considering how Fanon has been interpreted by his contemporaries as well as activists and critical theorists writing today.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based upon attendance and participation, weekly online reading response papers, a class presentation, two 7-page essays, and one 20-page final research paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Africana Studies concentrators
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AFR Core Electives,AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3116
AFR 360 SEM Political Thought Frantz Fanon (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Neil Roberts
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