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The Marx Reading Group organised by students from the University of Nottingham continues into its fifth year with a focus on key theoreticians of contemporary Western Marxism. In response to an increasing demand for an alternative politics and the corresponding resurgent interest in theory, we turn to key texts by Lukács, the Frankfurt School, Sartre, Althusser, Poulantzas, Negri, Badiou and Žižek.

The reading group sessions will take place fortnightly on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. in Trent B4 in the University of Nottingham starting 14th October 2010. You can download the poster here and the reading list is available here.

At the moment the group is comprised of both university students and members of the general public, and we welcome anyone with an interest in politics, philosophy, history, critical theory and culture. The texts for each session will be available in advance from the postgraduate research office in Trent B4b. For more information, please write to Adity Singh at

We will also continue for the third year with the parallel series of Film Screenings that will take place on alternate Thursdays from 6-9pm in LG140 Hallward Library Screening Room, University of Nottingham starting 21st October 2010. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. Please see the poster here from more details.

I hope to see many of you for the reading group discussions and/or the film screenings.

Best wishes,

Adity Singh

P.S. In case the embedded links to the posters do not work, here are the dates:

Marx Reading Group:


14th October 2010 – György Lukács

28th October 2010 – Frankfurt School I – Theodor W. Adorno
11th November 2010 – Frankfurt School II – Walter Benjamin
25th November 2010 – Frankfurt School III – Herbert Marcuse
13th January 2011 – Jean Paul Sartre I
27th January 2011 – Jean-Paul Sartre II
10th February 2011 – Louis Althusser I
24th February 2011 – Louis Althusser II
10th March 2011 – Nicos Poulantzas
24th March 2011 – Antonio Negri
12th May 2011 – Alain Badiou
26th May 2011 – Slavoj Žižek

Marxist Film Screenings:

21st October 2010 – Red Cartoons (Animations from East Germany) + Eisenstein’s Strike (1925)
4th November 2010 – Pudovkin’s Mother, 1905 (1926)
18th November 2010 – Eisenstein’s Old and New (1929)
2nd December 2010 – Dovzhenko’s Earth (1930)
20th January 2011 – Pasolini’s Hawks and Sparrows (1966)
3rd February 2011 – Beyer’s The trace of stones (1966)
17th February 2011 – Alea’s Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
3rd March 2011 – Karmitz’s Coup pour coup (1972)
17th March 2011 – Grlic’s You only love once (1981)
31st March 2011 – Aranda’s Libertarias (1996)
19th May 2011 – Wakamatsu’s United Red Army (2007)
2nd June 2011 – Godard’s Socialisme (2010)


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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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