PFS 298 002 FQ 2014: critical theory reading group and technocultural studies film screenings


Subject: Critical Theory Reading Group Film Screening/Spring Quarter Update

This is an announcement that the Critical Theory Reading Group will return in full effect Spring quarter, with speakers and readings on the work of Frantz Fanon and contemporary abolitionist anti-racist perspectives. As a convenience, the key Fanon texts have been uploaded to the Resources tab on Smartsite. To be added to the site, or if you have any questions about the Spring events, please email Amy Riddle at ariddle.

As a compliment to reading Fanon, we will be hosting a film screening on Thursday, February 19th at 6pm in Voorhies 126 of the film Emitaï (1971) by Ousmane Sembène, which narrates a Senagalese revolt against French Colonialism. This will be followed by a brief discussion on similarities and differences between the respective approaches by Sembène and Fanon to questions of de-colonization, Islam, and nationalism.

Finally, if you are near Oakland and interested in related topics, worth checking out is a reading group starting up on the Black radical tradition at the Bay Area Public School:

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