Entries by Christine Weidner

Join COMMA Friday, 4/26, to discuss “Geocommunism” & “Marx’s Ecology

Join COMMA this Friday, April 26th, at 3pm in the Sankey Room (South Hall 2623) in our ongoing series The Dialectic Plus as we discuss the two texts below: 1) Arun Saldanha, “Geocommunism: Is There Life after Man?” (from Posthumous Life: Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman, Claire Colebrook et al, eds.) 2) Brett Clark & John Bellamy Foster’s, “Marx’s Ecology in the 21st Century”Join […]

First COMMA meeting of Spring is (4/12) : Haraway & Agamben

Join COMMA in the Sankey Room (SH 2623) at 3pm on Friday, April 12th to discuss the following readings: We will discuss two pieces from Biopolitics: A Reader : 1) Giorgio Agamben, “The Politicization of Life” (Chapter 6) 2) Donna Haraway, “The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Constitutions of Self in Immune System Discourse” (Chapter 14)  *click […]

First COMMA meeting of Winter 2019 quarter is Friday, Jan 18th

The first COMMA meting of the Winter quarter is this FRIDAY, Jan 18th, at 3pm in the Sankey Room (South Hall 2623).In this ongoing Dialectic Plus series we will discuss:1) “A Dialectic Approach to Film Form” by Sergei Eisenstein linked here. 2) Ch. 1 “Separation Perfected” from Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle linked here. 3) “The Culture Industry” by Adorno & Horkheimer linked here.Come Friday, 3pm for food and […]

Fifth COMMA meeting of the Fall quarter, 11/30

At the fifth COMMA meeting of the Fall 2018 quarter, we will discuss: Susan Buck–Morss, “Hegel and Haiti” found here (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/gurminderkbhambra/research/iasproject/2/buck_morss_hegel_haiti.pdf)   C.L.R. James, Chapter 1, “The Property” from The Black Jacobins found here (http://ouleft.org/wp-content/uploads/CLR_James_The_Black_Jacobins.pdf) Please join us Friday, November 30th 3pm South Hall 2623, The Sankey Room   See you Friday for the fifth discussion in The Dialectic Plus series – all are welcome,   […]

Fourth COMMA meeting of the quarter, 11/16

You are invited to the Fourth Fall COMMA meeting later today: Marx, “Theses on Feuerbach” (www.marxists.org/theses) Cyril Smith, “Science and Humanity: Hegel, Marx, and Dialectic” (www.marxists.org/smith) Yannis Varoufakis, “Marx Predicted Our Present Crisis and Points the Way Out”  (The Guardian, 2018) Please join us Friday, November 16th 3:00-5:00pm South Hall 2623, The Sankey Room

COMMA meeting Fri. Nov 2nd, 3pm

Third COMMA meeting of the quarter: FRIDAY, NOV. 2nd 3pm South Hall 2623 (Sankey Room)   We will be discussing the following pieces in our ongoing discussion series, The Dialectic Plus:   Hegel’s “Lordship & Bondage” http://planetarities.web.unc.edu/files/2015/01/hegel-lordship-and-bondage.pdf   Alexandre Kojève’s “In Place of an Introduction” https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/u.osu.edu/dist/5/25851/files/2016/02/KOJEVE-introduction-to-the-reading-of-hegel-zg6tm7.pdf   Come for good food & discussion, all are welcome!

Second COMMA meeting of Fall Quarter, Fri., Oct. 19, 3pm

You are invited to the second COMMA meting of the Fall quarter: FRIDAY Oct. 19th Sankey Room (South Hall 2623) 3pm   In The Dialectic Plus series, our second discussion is on the first 70 pages of Frederic Jameson’s “Valences of the Dialectic.” The most important sections to note are the introductory pages along with pages 49 […]

COMMA 2018-2019 Opening Meeting, 10/5, THE DIALECTIC PLUS

COMMA 2018-2019 OPENING MEETING THE DIALECTIC PLUS FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th  1:00-2:00 South Hall 2635 You are invited to the opening meeting of COMMA, the Center on Modern Culture, Materialism, and Aesthetics. The topic for 2018-2019, in the track of last year’s very popular “Marxism in Reverse” will be “The Dialectic Plus.” We will read works by […]