Reflections on Fanon
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Social Theory Forum
March 27-28, 2007, UMass Boston

Conference Theme:
The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global:
Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation
(CFP, Program, Poster1, Poster2)

ix Editor’s Note: Reflections on Fanon
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston


1 Fanon: Violence and the Search for Human Dignity
Winston Langley, University of Massachusetts Boston

5 Through the Hellish Zone of Nonbeing: Thinking through Fanon, Disaster, and the Damned of the Earth
Lewis R. Gordon, Temple University

13 Battling for the New Man: Fanon and French Counter-Revolutionaries
Marnia Lazreg, Hunter College, City University of New York

25 Midnight Reflections on Some of the Work of Frantz Fanon
Irene L. Gendzier, Boston University

33 Is Fanon Relevant?: Toward an Alternative Foreword to “The Damned of the Earth”
Nigel C. Gibson, Emerson College


45 Re-Reading Frantz Fanon: Language, Violence, and Eurocentrism in the Characterization of Our Time
José da Mota-Lopes, Binghamton University and Syracuse University

59 Are We There Yet?: The Tension Between Nativism and Humanism in Fanon’s Writings
Luis Galanes Valldejuli, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

71 Reading Mannoni’s Prospero and Caliban Before Reading Black Skin, White Masks
Philip Chassler, University of Massachusetts Boston

83 A Statement of Conscience: Frantz Fanon’s Le Syndrôme Nord-Africain
Mazi Allen, Binghamton University

Fanon on violence

89 The Transcendent and the Postcolonial: Violence in Derrida and Fanon
Andreas Krebs, University of Ottawa, Canada

101 To Lose Oneself in the Absolute: Revolutionary Subjectivity in Sorel and Fanon
George Ciccariello-Maher, University of California at Berkeley

113 Intersecting Autobiography, History, and Theory:
The Subtler Global Violences of Colonialism and Racism in Fanon, Said, and Anzaldua

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston

Fanon and the critical race theory

137 Historical Distortion and Human Degradation: The “Tribe” as a Eurocentric Mentality than African Reality
Kavazeua Festus Ngaruka, Binghamton University

153 “Le Nègre et Hegel”: Fanon on Hegel, Colonialism, and the Dialectics of Recognition
Phillip Honenberger, Temple University

163 ‘And the Last Shall Be First’: The Master-Slave Dialectic in Hegel, Nietzsche and Fanon
Judith Rollins, Wellesley College

179 Blackness-In-Itself and Blackness-For-Itself: Frantz Fanon’s Program for Racial Change
H. Alexander Welcome, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

191 The Facticity of Blackness:
A Non-conceptual approach to the Study of Race and Racism in Fanon’s and Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology

Dilan Mahendran, University of California at Berkeley

205 Connexus Theory and the Agonistic Binary of Coloniality: Revisiting Fanon’s Legacy
Festus Ikeotuonye, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Fanon, language, literature, and the disciplines

219 On Psycho-Sexual Racism & Pan-African Revolt: Fanon & Chester Himes
Greg Thomas, Syracuse University

231 The Emperor’s New Words: Language and Colonization
David Gonzalez Nieto, University of Massachusetts Boston

239 The Living Dead In Colonial and Neo-Colonial Worlds:
Fanon’s Mass Attack on the Ego in Cliff, Kincaid and Aidoo

A. C. Warner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

251 On the Obsolescence of the Disciplines:
Frantz Fanon and Sylvia Wynter Propose a New Mode of Being Human

Karen M. Gagne, Binghamton University

Fanon and the moselm and arab “others”

265 Fanon, Guantánamo, and We the People
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston

273 Fanon and the Iraqi Other: Unmasking the Illusions of Colonialism
Jarrod Shanahan, University of Massachusetts Boston

285 A Dying Hegemony: Resisting Anti-Arab Racism in the U.S.
Adam Spanos: Dartmouth College

Fanon in global context

297 Black Skin, White Masks Revisited:
Contemporary Post-Colonial Dilemmas in the Netherlands, France, and Belgium

Eric Mielants, Fairfield University

305 New Faces, Old Masks: Borders and Confinements between the Desert and the Mediterranean Sea
Paola Zaccaria, University of Bari, Italy

319 The Fact of Anti-Blackness: Decolonization in Chiapas and the Niger River Delta
Tryon Woods, Sonoma State University

331 Heterodoxical Haiti and Structural Violence: Fanonian Reflections
Patrick Sylvain: University of Massachusetts Boston

341 Confronting Colonialism and Racism: Fanon and Gandhi
Hira Singh, York University, Canada

353 Frantz Fanon’s Theory of Racialization: Implications for Globalization
Nazneen Kane, University of Maryland, College Park

Decolonizing the united states

363 New Orleans Unveiled: Fanon and A Reconceptualization of the Performative
Lynnell Thomas, University of Massachusetts Boston

371 The Dual-State Character of U.S. Coloniality: Notes Toward Decolonization
Steve Martinot, San Francisco State University

383 On the Dialectics of Domestic Colonialism and the Role of Violence in Liberation:
From Fratricide to Suicide

Jemadari Kamara and Tony Menelik Van Der Meer, University of Massachusetts Boston

393 Fanon and DuBoisian Double Consciousness
Marc Black, University of Massachusetts Boston


405 Discovery, Fulfillment, and/or Betrayal:
Frantz Fanon and the Role of the Intellectual in the Struggle for Freedom

Gary Hicks, Community Activist

411 What Color Was the Blood?: Frantz Fanon and Colonization from Within
Sean Conroy: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

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