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Event:Supplementing Fanon's Psychoanalysis
Duration:1.30pm - 3.30pm GMT / 9.30am - 11.30am EST
Extra Info:Supplementing Fanon's Psychoanalysis: Fantasy, Jouissance, and Drive In Relation to the “European Collective Unconscious” presented by Derek Hook

There is, within psychoanalysis, an increased interest in the psychoanalytically inspired work of the decolonial thinker Frantz Fanon. However, Fanon's engagement with psychoanalysis is partial: there are a great many other theories (philosophical, psychiatric, literary) that he moves on to, particularly after his classic Black Skin, White Masks, and his work benefits from being connected to the ideas of other theorists. For example, Fanon's discussion of racism in Black Skin, White Masks is grounded in the concepts of the “European collective unconscious” and racial envy (of the white colonizer), both of which can be extended utilizing the Lacanian ideas of fantasy and jouissance. This talk will explore Fanon's distinctively psychoanalytic contributions to the understanding of anti-Blackness along with some possible Lacanian augmentations and extensions of these ideas.
Organised By:Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies
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