Jean Khalfa is a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow of the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust for the Fanon project. Khalfa specialises in history of philosophy, modern literature (in particular contemporary poetry and writing in French from North Africa and the Caribbean), aesthetics and anthropology. He has recently published articles on Pascal, Rousseau, Deleuze, Sartre, Fanon, Césaire, St John Perse, Glissant, Michaux, Cavaillès, Maccheroni, Roche, on typographic forms and on the relationship between contemporary poetry and the image. Khalfa is currently working on a book on Fanon's Les Damnés de la terre (for Routledge) and a study of Foucault on insanity, and his edition of Fanon's collected writings, Écrits sur l'aliénation et la liberté (Jean Khalfa and Robert Young, ed., La Découverte, 2015 and Hibr, Algiers, 2015) will be published for the first time in the English language by Bloomsbury in 2018.
Felicity Bromley-Hall is a creative practitioner working across a variety of platforms including film, theatre, sound and the visual and written arts, and was the one of two actors to be the first to perform excerpts of Fanon’s plays in the English Language (Nottingham Contemporary). Felicity has recently worked in the field of adaptation to create dialogues between various ‘types’ of art within one singular form – showcasing how that new form can then be used to demonstrate the multi-faceted nature of society and the potential for conversation and social progression between different people within it. Her multi-modal comic book Sonny’s Letter – an adaptation of Linton Kwesi-Johnson’s poetry – was selected for exhibition at a ‘Teaching Comics’ Symposium in Brighton, 2016, whilst her piece of online theatre #theyaresilent (Adapting the Nation: Exploring identity and nationality through social media performance) was exhibited at The English Showcase in Nottingham. She has also recently worked with actress and writer, Thea Gajic, on her critically-acclaimed short films The Importance of Skin and as Assistant Director of RUN, which went on to win the Sundance Ignite ‘What’s Next’ Award with Sundance Film Festival and the ‘New Talent’ Award at BFI Future Film Festival 2017. Felicity is currently working at New Art Exchange in Nottingham and you can now see her in BBC Newsbeat’s documentary The Joy of Memes.
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