Frantz Fanon Today: Applications in the MENA Region
Frantz Fanon’s historical role in the Algerian revolution and his pathbreaking theoretical interventions on questions of race, power, identity, and the mangling effects of colonialism are arguably as relevant today as they were when he wrote them. The Project on Middle East Political Science together with CEMAT (Le Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis) invite proposals for contributions to an interdisciplinary workshop to be held in Tunis on September 28–29, 2023. We are open to papers on a wide range of topics related to Fanon’s political thought and practice, including but not limited to such themes as the political role of violence; the legacies and ongoing effects of colonialism; the social construction and systemic effects of race and racialization; the power and limitations of political agency; revolutionary possibilities, tragedy, and foreclosures; “leftist melancholy”; new forms of international solidarity; and the transregional and transnational flow of ideas. We are seeking papers of approximately 3000 words, which will be presented and discussed in Tunis and subsequently revised for publication in the open access journal POMEPS Studies. Some or all of the papers may also be expanded into chapters for an edited volume. To apply, please submit your CV and a 500-word abstract by April 27, 2023 HERE. Although we welcome applications from all disciplines and career stages, we are especially interested in applications from scholars from the MENA region and early-career scholars. Please note, POMEPS will cover flights and accommodations.