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Antonio Gramsci

PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND HISTORY IN THE THOUGHT OF GRAMSCI

PAST AND PRESENT.
Philosophy, Politics, and History in the Thought of Gramsci
International Conference
18-19 June 2015
King’s College London (Strand Campus*)

See: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/europeanstudies/events.aspx
This International Conference on the thought of Antonio Gramsci will bring together a new generation of 45 scholars from 16 countries working on Gramscian themes in order to engage closely with his writings.

The events includes 16 panels discussing themes such as “Neoliberalism as Passive Revolution?”, “Culture, Literature and (Anti)Colonialism”, “Gramsci’s Philosophy and the Marxian Legacy”.

Keynote speeches from established scholars include Fabio Frosini (Urbino) on “Time and Revolution in Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks”, Alex Loftus (KCL) on “Gramsci and Geography”, and Peter Thomas (Brunel) on “We Good Subalterns: Gramsci’s Theory of Political Modernity”, as well as a round-table discussion on: “Past or Present: To what degree are Gramsci’s concepts still relevant today?”

The event will also include contributions and chairing from: Derek Boothman (Bologna) | Carl Levy (Goldsmiths) | Magnus Ryner (KCL) | Cosimo Zene (SOAS) | Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck) | Leila Simona Talani (KCL) | Stathis Kouvelakis (KCL) | Alex Callinicos (KCL) | Sonita Sarker (Macalester, USA) | Alessandro Carlucci (Oxford)

The organising committee would like to draw your attention to the conference blog (http://www.gramsciconference2015.blogspot.co.uk), where you can find the official conference poster and a detailed programme of the conference.

The conference is open to all, however registration is essential if you would like to attend.

To register, please send an email to: gramsciconference2015@gmail.com

Cordially,
The Past and Present Organising Committee
Francesca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro and Robert Jackson

Supported by:
Department of European Studies, King’s College London
Department of Geography, King’s College London
International Gramsci Society
International Gramsci Society – Italia
Ghilarza Summer School – Scuola internazionale di studi gramsciani
Área de investigación Sociedad y Acumulación Capitalista, UAM – A., México

*Venue map: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/strand/Strand.aspx

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downloadRETHINKING HEGEMONY AND DOMINATION IN TRANSLATION

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Hegemony and Domination in Translation

Special Issue of: Target – International Journal of Translation Studies

Guest edited by Stefan Baumgarten and Yan Ying (Bangor University, Wales, UK),

and Jordi Cornellà-Detrell (Glasgow University)

 

Rationale

While there is no doubt that the ‘ideological’ and ‘power turn’ have reshaped the discipline of Translation Studies, much work still needs to be done in order to fully understand the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of the impact of ideology and power on the theory and practice of translation. The rapidly changing technological and corporate landscape in which translation theorists and practitioners find themselves immersed makes it necessary to keep exploring issues of power through sustained interdisciplinary engagement with other fields, such as the social sciences, critical philosophy or political science. Despite an increasing awareness of the impossibility of value-free research or practice, there appears to be a certain lack of self-reflection on our own entanglement within contemporary power structures. Structures which, in the apparent absence of an alternative to the current global capitalist orthodoxy, are largely driven by financial, economic and technological forces. With a view to opening a new debate on questions of hegemony and domination in relation to translation, this special issue aims to gather cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary research. By encouraging contributors to rethink the impact of power and ideology on the theory and practice of translation as well as on their own critical reflections, we welcome proposals dealing with contemporary political, sociocultural, (eco)linguistic, financial-economic and technological aspects of translation. The main aim of this special issue is to explore translation as a phenomenon caught in the conflicting forces of individual subjectivities, cross-cultural asymmetries, hegemonic values and the tensions between market-driven and customer-centric approaches.

 

Papers could focus on any of the following themes and aspects:

Towards a (critical) theory of ideology and power relations in translation

  • The legacy of the ‘cultural’ and ‘power’ turns
  • New critical insights into the concepts of power and ideology and their relevance to translation theory
  • Technoscience and posthumanism: a new turn in Translation Studies?

Power and ideology in the translation industry

  • Ideological effects of technological change on translation theory and practice
  • The social and ideological impact of translation technology
  • Neoliberalism and technological rationalization

Politics, policy making and translation

  • (Neo)imperialism after postcolonialism
  • Symbolic violence, heteroglossia and (linguistic) imperialism
  • Translation (technology) as a tool for activism and resistance

 

Deadlines

Submission of 1-2 page proposal by 30 April 2015

Notification of acceptance of proposals by 31 May 2015

Submission of completed papers by 31 December 2015

Submission of revised papers by 31 August 2016

Publication date: March 2017

 

Submission

Articles will be 6000-8000 words in length in English. Paper proposals of 400-500 words as well as the first completed and final versions of papers should be sent directly by email to all the guest editors. Detailed guidelines for papers are available at: https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/target/guidelines

Contacts

All inquiries should be sent to all the guest editors: Stefan Baumgarten (s.baumgarten@bangor.ac.uk); Jordi Cornellà-Detrell (jordi.cornella@glasgow.ac.uk); Yan Ying (y.ying@bangor.ac.uk).

 

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Critique of Political Economy

Critique of Political Economy

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: PUTTING CULTURE IN ITS PLACE IN POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Cultural Political Economy Research Centre (CPERC) http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cperc/ in Lancaster University will be holding its Inaugural Conference between 1-2 September 2015. We are putting out a ‘Call for Papers’ and further information is available via http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cperc-conf/.

Call for Papers

Title: Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy

Date: 1-2 September 2015

Place: Lancaster University

Plenary Speakers: Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum, Lancaster University

Cultural Political Economy (CPE) is an emerging and still developing trans-disciplinary approach oriented to post-disciplinary horizons. It engages with ‘cultural turns’ in the study of political economy to enhance its interpretive and explanatory power. Intellectually CPE originated in a synthesis of critical discourse analysis, critical political economy, neo-Gramscian state theory, neo-Gramscian International Political Economy, the regulation approach, feminism, postcolonialism, governmentality and governance studies. This two-day post-disciplinary conference will give researchers and post-graduate students an opportunity to examine and debate the philosophical and methodological foundations of CPE and to explore its substantive implications for research.

It invites discussion at the interface of ‘cultural turns’, critical realism, critical discourse analysis and political economy. Specifically, it focuses on the cultural (and semiotic) dimensi ons of political economy considered both as a field of inquiry and as an ensemble of social relations. In the light of multiple crises at many sites and scales in the global economic, political, and social order, the organizers invite papers that address theoretical or substantive aspects of the changing nature and dynamic of contemporary social formations and identities.

Potential topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Cultural Turns and Critical Realism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis and Political Economy
  • Intersectionalism and Political Economy
  • Marx, Gramsci and Foucault
  • Social Relations, Everyday Life and Subjectivities
  • State, Governance and Governmentality
  • Discourse, Power and Space
  • Global Capitalism, Crises and Imagined Recovery
  • Globalization of Production, Retail and Finance
  • Finance, Austerity and Debt
  • Work, Employment, Body and Embodiment
  • Competition, Competitiveness and Resilience
  • Globalization, Education and Societies
  • Sustainability and Green Capitalism
  • Inequalities of Wealth and Income
  • Subalternity, Social Movements and Resistance

Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to n.sum@lancaster.ac.uk by 5pm on 29th June 2015.

 

Ngai-Ling Sum

Reader in Cultural Political Economy

Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cperc/

Bob Jessop

Distinguished Professor in Sociology

Sociology Department

Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YN

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/profiles/bob-jessop

Only A Banker

Only A Banker

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/inaugural-conference-on-cultural-political-economy-1-2-september-2015-in-lancaster-university

 

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

PAST AND PRESENT: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND HISTORY IN THE THOUGHT OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI

International Conference

18-19 June 2015

King’s College London

Speakers: Fabio Frosini (Urbino), Alex Loftus (KCL), Peter Thomas (Brunel); including contributions and chairing from: Carl Levy (Goldsmiths), Magnus Ryner (KCL), Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck), Leila Simona Talani (KCL), Cosimo Zene (SOAS).

The legacy of the Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) has been widely acknowledged as one of the most significant intellectual contributions of the twentieth century. Even as the historical events of his life have faded from living memory, Gramsci’s thought has increased in influence and become diffused amongst a multitude of disciplines in the academic firmament; from philosophy to history and geography, through cultural theory and subaltern studies, to international relations, linguistics, critical legal studies and beyond.

In light of the widespread and heterogeneous deployments of his ideas, it seems apt and necessary to return to the texts themselves: Gramsci’s pre-prison and his prison writings, both the Prison Notebooks and the Letters from Prison. The aim of this conference is to bring together a new generation of scholars working on Gramscian themes in order to engage closely with his writings.

Working in collaboration with experienced Gramsci scholars, this conference is the first initiative of a group of early-career researchers and graduate students. Through a combination of panels and workshops, the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to present their work and to receive constructive feedback in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The two-day international conference also aims to contribute to the process of building links between Anglophone and international, in particular Italian, Gramsci scholarship. The organizers hope to create a network through which to share research and encourage interactions between researchers from different countries working on Gramscian thought and related topics. It is proposed that an edited collection of essays will be published as a product of the conference and further engagements.

Gramsci’s perspective is marked by a profound sense of the manifold connections between the explanation of the past and the analysis of the present. Our intention is collectively to investigate the rich potentialities of the theme ‘Past and Present’ in his thought. Participants are invited to explore the conceptual laboratory of Gramsci’s historical-political narration, as well as his endeavour to theorize the unity of theory and practice. This nexus between ‘explication’ of the past and strategic ‘analysis’ of the present is characteristic of the originality of Gramsci’s approach to the ‘question of theory’. More broadly, the conference aspires to study the way in which Gramsci’s historical perspective intermingles with his engaged concern for the future of a ‘big and terrible’ world, in the sense that might today be called ‘global history’.

Gramsci’s ability to dialectically unite seemingly opposed elements (i.e. civil society and the state, structure and superstructure, the spatial elements of historicism, or vice versa the multiple temporalities going across the political space) illuminates the capacity of his thought to stimulate critical renewals in various domains of thought. Further investigation of this critical project reveals the aspect of ‘reciprocal translatability’ that Gramsci identifies between different facets of the knowledge of reality as ‘philosophy’, ‘politics’ and ‘economics’. The conference aims to explore the ongoing elaboration of this ‘homogeneous circle’ (Notebook 4, § 46), that is, the constitution of Gramsci’s conception of the world and its relation to history, understood as a unitary and dynamic process.

Consequently, we encourage paper proposals that analyze Gramsci’s thought (either the prison or his pre-prison writings) from political, philosophical, economic, and historical points of view, whilst evoking the connections between these different dimensions. Inter-disciplinary papers that focus on the reappraisal of Gramscian concepts in the contemporary world (within cultural theory, post-colonial studies, International Relations, geography, history of science, etc.) are also welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: the Marxian legacy and the philosophy of praxis; Gramsci and global history: the ‘integral historian’; the Gramscian analysis of modernity: crisis, hegemony and passive revolution; the Party and the role of the traditional and organic intellectuals; Gramsci and pragmatism: language, truth, ideology; Anti-economism and Gramsci’s critical economy; Gramscian cultural writings; Centre and periphery; From ‘subaltern social groups’ to global subalternity.

Speakers will have to cover their trip and accommodation expenses.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent by Friday 23rd January 2015 to: gramsciconference2015@gmail.com

Supported by:

–         Department of European Studies, King’s College London

–         Department of Geography, King’s College London

–         International Gramsci Society

–         International Gramsci Society – Italia

–         Ghilarza Summer School – Scuola internazionale di studi gramsciani

Organizing committee:

Francesca Antonini (Università di Pavia, Italy)

Aaron Bernstein (King’s College London)

Lorenzo Fusaro (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico)

Robert Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

 

For further information, please contact gramsciconference2015@gmail.com

Website: http://gramsciconference2015.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Books

Books

COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Information Age Publishing

Announcing a new Book Series

See: http://www.infoagepub.com/series/Counter-Hegemonic-Democracy-and-Social-Change

SERIES EDITOR

Paul R. Carr
Université du Québec en Outaouais

The word “democracy” is increasingly attached to an array of concepts, themes and political and social realities and visions, yet there are currently a number of groups, movements, interests and actors around the world who are contesting the normative, hegemonic meaning and manifestation of formal democracy. Many people do not see their interests served by electoral, representative democracy, that which concerns political parties, voting and tightly controlled electoral processes. Rather, there is visible concern in many quarters with not only the formal process of how elections are shaped and governments are formed but, also, with the political, economic, cultural, social and militaristic outcomes of such institutionalized configurations. There is widespread cynicism, decreasing voter participation, the general sentiment of disenfranchisement and marginalization, and increasing levels of resistance and mobilization in the form of alternatives to the formal “democratic” model, which could be characterized as “counter-hegemonic democracy”.

Counter-hegemonic democracy concerns lived realities inside of as well as outside of the formal political vacuum, touching on how people seek to build a more resilient, deeper, thicker, more critically engaged and meaningful democracy. Some examples could by the mass anti-war, pro-environment, Occupy, World Social Forum and other social movements that have sought to remove some governments and make others more accountable, or to make the world bodies that frame international politics more aligned with the needs of the masses that do not control the levers of power. There are also many other movements that start and cultivate causes through social media, or which seek some form of change at the local level. While often omitted from the mainstream media, many people are not perturbed from seeking social and political change outside of the formal strictures and structures of power, often influencing them as well as carving out terrain for those not considered within the strictly defined and formalized elite decisionmaking circles.

This book series connects with this notion of counter-hegemonic democracy, and seeks out debates, ideas, concerns, examples and proposals that extend and construct knowledge within an inter- and multi-disciplinary vantage-point, including sociology, political science, political economy, economics, education, cultural studies and other connected areas. The books in this series will speak to educators, researchers, scholars, and students interested in democracy, political sociology, multicultural education, social movements, decolonization, media studies and peace studies as well as other connected areas.

 

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

PAST AND PRESENT: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND HISTORY IN THE THOUGHT OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI

International Conference

18-19 June 2015

London

Speakers: Fabio Frosini (Università di Urbino, Italy), Alex Loftus (King’s College London), Peter Thomas (Brunel University); including contributions from: Anne Showstack-Sassoon (Birkbeck), Cosimo Zene (SOAS).

The legacy of the Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) has been widely acknowledged as one of the most significant intellectual contributions of the twentieth century. Even as the historical events of his life have faded from living memory, Gramsci’s thought has increased in influence and become diffused amongst a multitude of disciplines in the academic firmament; from philosophy to history and geography, through cultural theory and subaltern studies, to international relations, linguistics, critical legal studies and beyond. In light of the widespread and heterogeneous deployments of his ideas, it seems apt and necessary to return to the texts themselves: Gramsci’s pre-prison and his prison writings, both the Prison Notebooks and the Letters from Prison.

The aim of this conference is to bring together a new generation of scholars working on Gramscian themes in order to engage closely with his writings. Working in collaboration with experienced Gramsci scholars, this conference is the first initiative of a group of early-career researchers and graduate students. Through a combination of panels and workshops, the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to present their work and to receive constructive feedback in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The two-day international conference also aims to contribute to the process of building links between Anglophone and international, in particular Italian, Gramsci scholarship. The organizers hope to create a network through which to share research and encourage interactions between researchers from different countries working on Gramscian thought and related topics. It is proposed that an edited collection of essays will be published as a product of the conference and further engagements.

Gramsci’s perspective is marked by a profound sense of the manifold connections between the explanation of the past and the analysis of the present. Our intention is collectively to investigate the rich potentialities of the theme ‘Past and Present’ in his thought. Participants are invited to explore the conceptual laboratory of Gramsci’s historical-political narration, as well as his endeavour to theorize the unity of theory and practice. This nexus between ‘explication’ of the past and strategic ‘analysis’ of the present is characteristic of the originality of Gramsci’s approach to the ‘question of theory’. More broadly, the conference aspires to study the way in which Gramsci’s historical perspective intermingles with his engaged concern for the future of a ‘big and terrible’ world, in the sense that might today be called ‘global history’.

Gramsci’s ability to dialectically unite seemingly opposed elements (i.e. civil society and the state, structure and superstructure, the spatial elements of historicism, or vice versa the multiple temporalities going across the political space) illuminates the capacity of his thought to stimulate critical renewals in various domains of thought. Further investigation of this critical project reveals the aspect of ‘reciprocal translatability’ that Gramsci identifies between different facets of the knowledge of reality as ‘philosophy’, ‘politics’ and ‘economics’. The conference aims to explore the ongoing elaboration of this ‘homogeneous circle’ (Notebook 4, § 46), that is, the constitution of Gramsci’s conception of the world and its relation to history, understood as a unitary and dynamic process.

Consequently, we encourage paper proposals that analyze Gramsci’s thought (either the prison or his pre-prison writings) from political, philosophical, economic, and historical points of view, whilst evoking the connections between these different dimensions. Inter-disciplinary papers that focus on the reappraisal of Gramscian concepts in the contemporary world (within cultural theory, post-colonial studies, International Relations, geography, history of science, etc.) are also welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: the Marxian legacy and the philosophy of praxis; Gramsci and global history: the ‘integral historian’; the Gramscian analysis of modernity: crisis, hegemony and passive revolution; the Party and the role of the traditional and organic intellectuals; Gramsci and pragmatism: language, truth, ideology; Anti-economism and Gramsci’s critical economy; Gramscian cultural writings; Centre and periphery; From ‘subaltern social groups’ to global subalternity.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent by Friday 23 January 2015 to: gramsciconference2015@gmail.com

 

Supported by:

– Department of Geography, King’s College London

– International Gramsci Society

– International Gramsci Society – Italia

– Ghilarza Summer School – Scuola internazionale di studi gramsciani

– Further support tbc

Organizing Committee:

Francesca Antonini (Università di Pavia, Italy)

Aaron Bernstein (King’s College London)

Lorenzo Fusaro (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico)

Robert Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/gramsci-conference-2015-past-and-present

Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

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Marx's Grave

Marx’s Grave

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM 22.2

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory

HM 22.2 is Now Online

See: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/1569206x/22/2

 

CONTENTS:

 

The Blood of the Commonwealth

Author: David McNally

pp.: 3–32 (30)

 

Editorial Introduction

Author: Giorgio Cesarale

pp.: 33–43 (11)

 

Towards a Theory of the Integral State

Author: Bruno Bosteels

pp.: 44–62 (19)

 

Escaping the Throne Room

Author: Ian McKay

pp.: 63–98 (36)

 

Philosophy of Praxis, Ideology-Critique, and the Relevance of a ‘Luxemburg-Gramsci Line’

Author: Jan Rehmann

pp.: 99–116 (18)

 

Gramsci’s ‘Non-contemporaneity’

Author: Fabio Frosini

pp.: 117–134 (18)

 

Neither an Instrument nor a Fortress

Author: Panagiotis Sotiris

pp.: 135–157 (23)

 

Gramsci without the Prince

Author: Martin Thomas

pp.: 158–173 (16)

 

The Great Canadian Slump, 1990–92

Author: Geoffrey McCormack

pp.: 174–218 (45)

 

Book review: Ontology of Production: Three Essays, written by Nishida Kitarō

Author: Viren Murthy

pp.: 219–236 (18)

 

Book review: Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain, written by Malcolm Quinn

Author: Dave Beech

pp.: 237–256 (20)

 

Book review: Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt: Geographies of the Nomos, written by Stephen Legg

Author: Marijn Nieuwenhuis

pp.: 257–285 (29)

 

Notes on Contributors

pp.: 287–289 (3)

Back Issues

pp.: 290–291 (2)

 

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2014

ISSN: 1465-4466

E-ISSN: 1569-206X

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/hm-22.2-now-online

 

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

GHILARZA SUMMER SCHOOL ON ANTONIO GRAMSCI

Province of Oristano, Sardinia

La Ghilarza Summer School bandisce 15 posti per la partecipazione a un corso di alta formazione sul pensiero di Antonio Gramsci. Il corso si svolgerà a Ghilarza (OR) nel periodo 8-12 settembre 2014 e sarà dedicato al tema: Egemonico/Subalterno.

The Ghilarza Summer School offers 15 scholarships for participating to an advanced studies course on the thought of Antonio Gramsci. The course will be held in Ghilarza (OR) during the period from 8th to 12th September 2014, and will be dedicated to the subject: Hegemonic / Subaltern.

La Ghilarza Summer School publica una convocatoria de 15 becas para participar en un curso avanzado sobre el pensamiento de Antonio Gramsci. El curso se llevará a cabo en Ghilarza (OR) durante el periodo del 8 al 12 de septiembre 2014 y estará dedicado al tema: Hegemónico/Subalterno.

1. Ghilarza Summer School
La Ghilarza Summer School (GSS) è un’iniziativa dell’Associazione Casa Museo Antonio Gramsci di Ghilarza, con la partecipazione istituzionale della Fondazione Istituto Gramsci (Roma) e della International Gramsci Society (IGS), e con il sostegno finanziario della Fondazione Banco di Sardegna.

Le attività della GSS sono orientate da un Consiglio scientifico composto (nel triennio 2014-2017) da: Joseph A. Buttigieg (University of Notre Dame, Indiana/USA, presidente della IGS); Giuseppe Cospito
(Università di Pavia); Gianni Fresu (Associazione Casa Museo Antonio Gramsci, Ghilarza); Gianni Francioni (Università di Pavia, presidente della GSS); Fabio Frosini (Università di Urbino, direttore della GSS); Dora Kanoussi (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México); Fiamma Lussana (Università di Sassari); Mauro Pala (Università di Cagliari); Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University, London); Giuseppe Vacca (presidente della Fondazione Istituto Gramsci, Roma); Cosimo Zene (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

Il Consiglio scientifico è coordinato da un Comitato direttivo formato da: Joseph. A. Buttigieg, Giuseppe Cospito (segretario), Gianni Francioni, Fabio Frosini, Giuseppe Vacca.

Il corpo docente dalla GSS 2014 è formato da: Joseph A. Buttigieg (University of Notre Dame, Indiana/USA), Giuseppe Cospito (Università di Pavia), Gianni Francioni (Università di Pavia), Fabio Frosini (Università di Urbino), Marcus E. Green (Otterbein University/USA), Guido Liguori (Università della Calabria), Giancarlo Schirru (Università di Cassino), Giovanni Semeraro (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro/Brasil), Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University, London), Giuseppe Vacca (Fondazione Istituto Gramsci, Roma).

2. Criteri di ammissibilità dei candidati [qui e in seguito il genere maschile è utilizzato come neutro, per designare entrambi i sessi] Possono candidarsi alla GSS giovani studiosi, di qualsiasi nazionalità, che siano in possesso di laurea magistrale (o titolo equivalente: M.A., Master, Mestrado, ecc.), che abbiano già svolto ricerche su Gramsci e abbiano conseguito o stiano conseguendo un dottorato di ricerca e/o siano autori di adeguate pubblicazioni su Gramsci.

Gli allievi selezionati devono possedere una competenza dell’italiano sufficiente a seguire le lezioni (che si svolgeranno in italiano) e a intervenire attivamente nella discussione, e devono sapersi confrontare con i testi di Gramsci nella loro versione originale.

3. Criteri di selezione
La GSS privilegia un approccio di carattere storico e interdisciplinare. Per questa ragione, nella selezione delle domande è fatta valere esclusivamente l’obbiettiva rilevanza della formazione del candidato e del progetto di ricerca da lui presentato, rispetto alle finalità scientifiche generali e allo specifico tema selezionato dalla GSS.

La GSS si impegna a favorire la realizzazione della parità di genere. Per questa ragione, le candidature femminili sono particolarmente incoraggiate.

 

From International Gramsci Society: http://www.internationalgramscisociety.org/communications/gss2014.html

 

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

LONDON COMMUNIST FORUM: BORDIGA AND THE BORDIGISTS

Few on the Left think kindly of Amadeo Bordiga. His works almost unknown, Bordiga is mainly remembered – if at all – as a polemical foil for V.I. Lenin and Antonio Gramsci, or else associated with doctrinaire passivity in the face of rising Fascism. Yet there is another side to Bordiga, another aspect of the struggle he waged prior to his jailing by Mussolini and defamation by Stalinists.

No mere sectarian pedant, Bordiga was the widely-respected founding leader of the Communist Party of Italy, a militant …at the head of a mass struggle seeking to create society anew amidst the crisis following World War I. His demonisation at the hands of Gramsci and Lenin’s supposed inheritors is often as much a misrepresentation of these communists’ view of Bordiga, as it is of the man himself.

In this London Communist Forum, David Broder will advance a critical and historical perspective on Amadeo Bordiga’s career and legacy over the last century. This will include an exposition of Bordiga’s conception of the Communist Party, of internationalism, and of the transition to communism, as well as a discussion of why the party he founded had to disavow him.

All welcome.

David Broder is a History PhD student at the London School of Economics, researching communists in the Italian Resistance, 1943-45.

Email: office@cpgb.org.uk

 

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Teaching Marx

Teaching Marx

BRUNEL SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT RESEARCH GROUP SEMINAR SERIES – 2013/2014

Re/Dis/Order

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 2013/14: ‘Re/Dis/Order’. This seminar series aims to explore the different ways in which the constitution, transformation and negation of political order have been understood by some of the key theorists of modern political thought, from the early modern period to contemporary social and political theory. Seminars are open to all.

Term 1

Wednesday 30th October 2013, 4:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

State and Capital

Andrea Bardin (Brunel University) ‘Mechanising the Organic: Hobbes and the Epistemological Revolution in Civil Science’

Matthijs Krul (Brunel University) ‘Neoliberal Visions of Order: Theories of the State in the New Institutional Economic History’

Wednesday 13th November 2013, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Fabio Raimondi (University of Salerno) ‘Althusser, Machiavelli and the Problem of Political Power’

Wednesday 27th November 2013, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Sara R. Farris (Goldsmiths, University of London) ‘From the Jewish Question to the Muslim Question’

Wednesday 11th December 2013, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Fillippo del Lucchese (Brunel University) ‘Machiavelli and Constituent Power’

Term 2

Wednesday 8th January 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University) ‘“We Good Subalterns”: Gramsci’s Theory of Political Modernity’

Wednesday 29th January 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 210

Banu Bargu (SOAS) ‘Sovereignty as Erasure’

Wednesday 5th February 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Nathaniel Boyd (Brunel University) ‘Organising the Body Politic: Hegel’s Corporate Theory of State’

Wednesday 19th February 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Jamie Pitman (BrunelUniversity) ‘Castor and Pollux? The Marx-Engels Relationship’

Ebubekir Dursun (Brunel University) ‘“Stubborn, Insociable, Froward, Intractable”: the History of the Excluded in Hobbes’s Leviathan’

Wednesday 5th March 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

John Roberts (Brunel University) ‘Beyond Flows, Fluids and Networks: Social Theory and the Fetishism of the Global Informational Economy’

Wednesday 26th March 2014, 1:00pm, Gaskell Building Room 239

Mark Neocleous (Brunel University)

Book Launch: ‘War Power, Police Power’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2014)

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 at 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

 

Other Brunel SPT Activities in 2013/14

Film Screening Series
(Organised in Collaboration with the Isambard Centre for Historical Research)

Paths of Shame: WWI in Cinema

1st October: S. Kubrick, Paths of Glory (1957)

15th October: R. Bernard, Wooden Crosses (1932)

29th October: J. Losey, King and Country (1964)

12th November: J. Renoir, La Grande Illusion (1939)

26th November: F. Rosi, Many Wars Ago (1970)

10th December: D. Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

All screenings in Gaskell Building Room 239 @ 5:30pm

Organised by Alison Carrol and Filippo del Lucchese

For more information, contact:
Alison Carrol <Alison.Carrol@brunel.ac.uk>
Filippo Dellucchese <Filippo.Dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk>

 

Identity, Alterity, Monstrosity: Figures of the Multitude (I)

The process of construction of identity, both individual and collective, and the genesis of political subjectivity, are largely grounded on concurrent ideological mechanisms that define otherness: subjectivity, alterity and identity are the complex outcomes of one intellectual and cultural process, historically produced by the encounter with the Other, whether real or imagined.
Notwithstanding the effort in conceptualising this encounter in the global and multicultural context of contemporary societies, its historical genealogy is often underestimated: a genealogy that is rooted in the theoretical definition of the concepts of normality, abnormality, and monstrosity. Developed in the early modern age, these concepts have produced and keep producing their cultural, social, and political effects.
The main objective of this seminar is to reconstruct the genealogy of the modern problem of identity, subjectivity, and otherness through an historical analysis of the idea of monstrosity within scientific, philosophical, and literary discourses of early modernity.
During the first semester of this seminar we will focus on the radical alterity represented since the 17th century by the theoretical figure of the multitude. Hobbes, for example, develops the idea of the Leviathan’s sovereign body through the homogeneous unity of the people. By definition, the people is opposed to the conflictual multiplicity of the multitude in the state of nature. In contrast, Spinoza grounds the idea of a free State on the multitude’s conatus – its drive to actualize its own nature – and its right of resistance against the sovereign. This right is irreducible and monstrous, thus introducing the natural dimension into the State rather than excluding it from society.
While Hobbes confined the multitude to the edges of the political map, with Spinoza it takes centre-stage, becoming the beating and conflictual heart of political life. Starting with the indirect dialogue between these two authors, we will focus this year on radical and monstrous alterity – the sense of otherness and how that is defined – in early modern and contemporary thought.

Organised by Filippo Del Lucchese (BrunelUniversity, London and Collège International de Philosophie) and Caroline Williams (Queen Mary, University of London). For more information, contact:

Filippo Dellucchese <Filippo.Dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk>
Caroline Williams <c.a.williams@qmul.ac.uk>

Location: QMUL, ARTS TWO (room TPC) 5:00pm

Dates: 26th February, 26th March, 14th May, 11th June

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/brunel-social-and-political-thought-research-group-seminar-series-2013-14-re-dis-order.-starts-30-october

 

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Aesthetics

Aesthetics

MARXISM IN CULTURE SEMINARS – SUMMER TERM 2013

Friday 7th June

17:30-19:30
Room 349 (Senate House, Malet Street, London)

Kate Crehan (City University of New York)

“Art” with a Capital “A” and the Practice of Community Art

For forty years the community arts and public arts group, Free Form Arts Trust, (1970-2010) was a significant player in British community arts, playing a major part in the 1970s struggle to carve out a space for community arts in Britain.  Having turned their back on the world of gallery art, the fine-artist founders of Free Form were determined to use their visual expertise to connect, through collaborative art projects, with the working-class people excluded, as they saw it, by the established art world.  To what extent did these artists succeed in making art for, and with working-class people?  How radical was their rejection the world of gallery art, the world of what the art historian Paul Kristeller calls Art with a capital ‘A’?  And what effect did their turn away from the established art world have on their practice as artists, and on their aesthetic language?

Kate Crehan is Professor of Anthropology at the College of Staten Island and the GraduateCenter, City University of New York.  Her publications include The Fractured Community: Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia; Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology (translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Turkish); and Community Art: An Anthropological Perspective.  She is currently working on a book manuscript exploring Gramsci’s concepts of subalternity, common sense and the organic intellectual.

For further information, please contact Larne Abse Gogarty at larne.gogarty.09@ucl.ac.uk or Chrysi Papaioannou at chrysi_p@yahoo.co.uk.

All welcome!

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/next-marxism-in-culture-seminar-friday-7th-june

 

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

INTERNATIONAL GRAMSCI SOCIETY – CALL FOR PAPERS

International Gramsci Society 

Rethinking Marxism 2013 Conference
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
19-22 September 2013

The International Gramsci Society (USA) is organizing a number of panels for the Rethinking Marxism 2013 Conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

As part of the RM 2013 Conference, we invite members of the IGS community to submit paper proposals on topics related to Gramscian studies and to the application of Gramsci’s ideas.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Proposals for papers should include:
* Paper title
* Presenter’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email, phone)
* Brief abstract (no more than 200 words)

Please send proposals to:
Marcus E. Green (marcusgreen@gmail.com)
Subject: RM-IGS Proposal

Deadline for proposal submissions: 31 May 2013.

For more information on the Rethinking Marxism 2013 Conference, see: http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/RM2013

Rethinking Marxism is a journal of economics, culture & society: http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/

Best wishes,
Marcus E. Green
Secretary, International Gramsci Society
Co-Chair, Rethinking Marxism 2013 Conference

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/call-for-papers-igs-panels-for-rethinking-marxism-2013-deadline-31-may-2013

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