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Edward Said

DEORIENTALIZING CITIZENSHIP?

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Second Symposium: Deorientalizing citizenship? Experiments in political subjectivity

12-13 November 2012

Goodenough College, London

 

Keynote lectures by

– Walter Mignolo (Duke University) Citizenship, Knowledge and the Limits of Humanity (II)

– Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley) Religious Liberty, the Minority Problem and Geopolitics

 

You can find the preliminary programme via: http://www.oecumene.eu/files/oecumene/2ndSymposiumProgramme.pdf

To book the event (£30 for 2 days) and for further details, please follow:  http://www.oecumene.eu/events/2nd-symposium

 

Thinking about ‘citizenship after orientalism’ involves addressing two theoretical issues. Firstly, what do we understand by orientalism thirty years after Edward Said’s seminal investigation? How can orientalism be re-articulated beyond its cultural or representational forms? Secondly, what do we mean by citizenship as a possible mode of political subjectivity? Is any articulation of political subjectivity which enacts a claim to rights, or to the right to claim rights, to be understood as citizenship? Keynote speakers Saba Mahmood and Walter Mignolo together with a selection of panelists will address these questions from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

– Panel 1 ‘Orientalism, colonialism and citizenship’: Sukanya Banerjee (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jack Harrington (The Open University), Alessandra Marino (The Open University), Meyda Yeğenoğlu (Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi)

– Panel 2 ‘Democratizing politics, decolonizing citizenship’: Bela Bhatia (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Birkbeck, University of London), Charles Hirschkind (University of California, Berkeley), Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck, University of London)

– Panel 3 ‘The universal after orientalism’: Gurminder Bhambra (University of Warwick), Sudeep Dasgupta (University of Amsterdam), Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory), Vivienne Jabri (King’s College London)

– Roundtable ‘Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project’: Discussion of Citizenship Studies Journal special issue.http://www.tandfonline.com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/toc/ccst20/16/5-6 (free access to selected journal articles for participants of the Symposium will be provided prior to the event)

 

The Symposium is organised by the European Research Council funded project Oecumene: Citizenship after orientalism based at The Open University. To receive up-dates regarding the symposium and other project activities, please register via www.oecumene.eu/user/register

If you have any further queries please feel free to contact the project team on Oecumene-Project@open.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you at our Second Symposium in November.

Kind regards,

The Oecumene Team

 

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Revolution

THE REVOLUTIONARY FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group Seminar Series 2012/13

The Revolutionary Foundations of Modern Political Thought

 

Following successful seminar series and international conferences in the last years, the Brunel Social and Political Thought research group will organise another seminar series in 2012/13: ‘The Revolutionary Foundations of Modern Political Thought’. This seminar series aims to explore the ways in which revolutionary politics, movements and events, and responses to them, have shaped and transformed the vocabulary of modern political thought. Brunel, national and international scholars will explore these themes in thinkers and movements ranging from the early modern period to contemporary radical political thought, in political and social theory, philosophy, film and literature.

 

Term 1

 

Thursday 25th October 2012, 3pm, Room H002

Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University)

The Idea of Communism and the Question of Organisation

 

Wednesday 31st October 2012, 12:30pm, Room LC015 (Co-sponsored by Politics and History Departmental Seminar)

Filippo del Lucchese (Brunel University)

Jura communia as anima imperii: the Symptomatic Relationship between Law and Conflict in Spinoza

 

Thursday 22nd November 2012, 3pm, Room H002

Luca Basso (University of Padua)

Politics and Conjuncture: Marx and 1848

 

Friday 30th November 2012, 3pm, Room GB251

Stella Sanford (Kingston University)

Locke, Balibar and the Political Subject

 

Wednesday 12th December 2012, 1pm, Room LC264 (Co-sponsored by Politics and History Departmental Seminar)

Gareth Dale (Brunel University)

The Growth Paradigm: A Critique

 

Thursday 13th December 2012, 3pm, Room H002

Dr Maïa Pal (University of Sussex)

Historical Materialism and International Law: Developing Legal Agency in Political Marxism

 

Wednesday 19th December 2012, 4pm, Room LC264 (Co-sponsored by Politics and History Departmental Seminar)

Thomas Linehan (Brunel University)

Modernism and British Socialism

 

Term 2

 

Thursday 17th January 2013, 3pm, Room H002

Fabrizio Fasulo (University of Palermo)

Raniero Panzieri and the Workers’ Inquiry: the Perspective of Living Labour and the Function of Science

 

Thursday 24th January 2013, 3pm, Room H002

Giorgio Cesarale (University of Rome La Sapienza)

Traces of Hegel: Reflection and Social Theory

 

Thursday 7th February 2013, 3pm, Room H002

Matthijs Krul (Brunel University)

The Value of Value: On the Significance of Concepts of Value for Economic History

 

Wednesday 20th February 2013, 3pm, GB266

Andrea Bardin (Brunel University)

From Man to Matter: Marx after Simondon

 

Wednesday 27th February 2013, 4pm, Room H002

Alex Callinicos (King’s College London)

Deciphering Capital

 

Thursday 7th March 2013, 3pm, Room H002

Neil Davidson (University of Strathclyde)

Political and Social Revolutions in Historical Perspective: from the Dutch Revolt to the Arab Spring

 

Wednesday 13th March 2013, 1pm, Room LC264 (Co-sponsored by Politics and History Departmental Seminar)

Nathaniel Boyd (Brunel University)

“Who Thinks Concretely?” Hegel’s Critique of Political Abstraction

 

Thursday 14th March 2013, 3pm, Room H002

Alex Demirovic (University of Basel and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

Marxism and Foucault

 

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 3pm, LC008

Chiara Bottici (The New School)

Democracy and the Spectacle. On Rousseau’s Homeopathic Method

 

29th-31st May, 2013, BrunelUniversity, International Conference

(Organised by Filippo del Lucchese)

Machiavelli’s The Prince: Five Centuries of History, Conflict, and Politics

Speakers include Antonio Negri, Etienne Balibar, John McCormick, John Najemy and Warren Montag

 

All seminars take place at Brunel University.Directions to the campus can be found here:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/campus/directions

 

For further information, please contact:

Peter Thomas <PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk>

Visit the Brunel SPT Research Group webpages:

<http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/modern-political-thought-violence-and-revolution-ma>

<http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/politics/research-groups-and-centres/social-and-political-thought>

<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunel-University-Modern-Political-Thought/205393026150272?sk=wall>

 

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/brunel-social-and-political-thought-research-group-seminar-the-revolutionary-foundations-of-modern-political-thought-next-seminar-25-october

 

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