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 to 66. 
 
Find the link to the reading below and attached to this email – 
 
Come Friday, 3pm for food and good discussion – all are welcome!
 
Maurizia Boscagli, Director
 
Christine Weidner, RA

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 Hegel, Marx, Engles. Luxembourg, Adorno and Horkheimer, Benjamin, Lukacs, as well as recent interventions by Teresa Ebert, Antonio Negri, Moises Postone, Vivek Chebber, and Paolo Virno.
The questions might include: who has turned to the dialectic since Marx, and how? Whiter dialectical thinking in the era of post- or “weak” theory? How can the dialectic be harnessed in resistance? Can the dialectic be useful to Marxist feminism or queer resistance?
Suggestions for our readings welcome.
Come Friday, 1pm for food and good discussion.
Maurizia Boscagli, Director
Christine Weidner, RA