Traumatic Modernism

When 25 Mar 2020
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States

Frantz Fanon is best known as a leading theorist of decolonization, but he was also profoundly interested in questions of culture. For Fanon, the creation of a decolonized art was one of the principal means by which once-subjugated peoples would realize their independence and freedom, and come to terms with the traumas suffered in colonial warfare. In this talk, Adam Shatz, writer and contributing editor, London Review of Books, will discuss how Fanon’s writings might illuminate the traumatic modernism of postcolonial North Africa.

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