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Call for Papers

The Limerick Marxism Reading Group holds its second conference on April 25-26 2012 at the University of Limerick.

 The event aims to facilitate the open development of left perspectives on the ongoing economic crisis. The transfer of public funds to banks, bondholders, speculators and developers has generated anger and protest, but as yet there has been little in the way of mass resistance. This years’ conference has been organised with the view to encouraging the development and dissemination of coherent left perspectives on all related issues, and a comradely environment for considering the possibilities for the development of a broad-based resistance in the coming years.

Speakers will include: Kathleen Lynch, Andy Storey, Conor McCabe, Lee F. Monaghan, Kieran Allen, Helena Sheehan, Tom Turner, Terrence McDonough, Michael Taft, Marnie Holborow, Henry Silke and Tom O’Connor

Additional papers/talks relating to the following themes are particularly welcome:

• Ongoing campaigns and current forms of resistance

• The role of the media in the current crisis

• The gendered impact of austerity

• Historical perspectives

• The role of trade unions

• Prospects for left unity


Deadline for abstracts: March 30, 2012.

All proposals to be sent to

Papers/talks from activists are particularly welcome.

Proposals should include: Title, presenter’s name and contact information, institution or other affiliation (if any), research interests, a short 50 word biography and a brief abstract (no more than 500 words)

The conference is kindly sponsored by the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP), the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society (ISKS), the Department of Sociology, Department of History, and the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations,UniversityofLimerick.


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Wendy Brown


Committee on Globalization and Social Change presents:

Wendy Brown
Political Science, University of California Berkeley
“Sacrificial Citizenship: Neoliberal Austerity Politics”
February 14th, 2012 | 4:30pm-6:30pmC198 | Concourse Level, The CUNY Graduate Center | 365 5th Avenue, NYC

Wendy Brown is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also affiliated with the Department of Rhetoric and with the graduate programs in Critical Theory and in Gender and Women’s Studies.

Professor Brown’s fields of interest include the history of political theory, 19th and 20th century Continental, critical, and cultural theory (including feminist, critical race, and postcolonial theory). She is best known for interrogating formations of power, political identity, citizenship, and subjectivity in liberal democracies. Her current work focuses on the relationship of political sovereignty to global capital and other transnational forces, including those associated with religion, law, culture and moral discourse.

Please join us for a Roundtable Discussion and Graduate Student Workshop with Wendy Brown, on February 15that noon in the Committee on Globalization Suite (5109)

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