Brown Bag Lunch: Speaker Series
MEET ADRIANE EPPRECHT, A RESEARCHER IN POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE WHO IS INTERESTED IN HOW FRANTZ FANON’S APPROACH TO DECOLONIZATION HAS BEEN ADAPTED BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS/ACTIVISTS.
In Black Skin White Masks (1952), Fanon argues that the formerly colonized individual is trapped in a cycle of self-loathing, alienation and impotence. The text is an unapologetic sendup of structural racism that calls for a revolution toward a new humanism.
Much work has been done to track the influence of Fanon in African literature of the 1960s and 70s, as well as in the American civil rights movement. Recently, however, Fanon’s theories on decolonization have been taken up and transformed by several Indigenous intellectuals, activists, and artists in North America.
Adriane will discuss how Fanon’s theories are used in works like Glen Sean Coulthard’s Red Skin White Masks and Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian. She will explore the appeal of Fanon’s work, and question the limits of his theory’s universalism.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5
BRING YOUR LUNCH!
The Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for instructors, researchers, and students of Yukon College to share knowledge with the public in an informal setting.