Sunday, 31 October 2010

'Crisis and Critique': 2010 Historical Materialism annual conference

'Crisis and Critique': Historical Materialism Annual London Conference
2010

Central London, Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th November*

Registration and Provisional Programme Now Available online here.

ALL ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS MUST PRE-REGISTER, PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES
AT MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 8TH


Notwithstanding repeated invocations of the ‘green shoots of
recovery’, the effects of the economic crisis that began in 2008
continue to be felt around the world. While some central tenets of the
neoliberal project have been called into question, bank bailouts, cuts
to public services and attacks on working people's lives demonstrate
that the ruling order remains capable of imposing its agenda. Many
significant Marxist analyses have already been produced of the
origins, forms and prospects of the crisis, and we look forward to
furthering these debates at HM London 2010. We also aim to encourage
dialogue between the critique of political economy and other modes of
criticism – ideological, political, aesthetic, philosophical – central
to the Marxist tradition.

In the 1930s, Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht projected a journal
to be called ‘Crisis and Critique’. In very different times, but in a
similar spirit, HM London 2010 aims to serve as a forum for dialogue,
interaction and debate between different strands of critical-Marxist
theory. Whether their focus is the study of the capitalist mode of
production's theoretical and practical foundations, the unmasking of
its ideological forms of legitimation or its political negation, we
are convinced that a renewed and politically effective Marxism will
need to rely on all the resources of critique in the years ahead.
Crises produce periods of ideological and political uncertainty. They
are moments that put into question established cognitive and
disciplinary compartmentalisations, and require a recomposition at the
level of both theory and practice. HM London 2010 hopes to contribute
to a broader dialogue on the Left aimed at such a recomposition, one
of whose prerequisites remains the young Marx’s call for the ‘ruthless
criticism of all that exists’.

Themes discussed by the Conference include: Activism * Adorno:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Politics * Aesthetics of Crisis * Art and
Activism * Althusser and the Aleatory Encounter I: Conceptual Aspects
* Althusser and the Aleatory Encounter II: Philosophical Contrasts *
Applying Value Theory * Approaching Passive Revolutions * Art in
Neoliberalism * The Arts and Capitalist Triumphant: American Culture
in the 1940s * Between Political Economy and Political Struggles *
Beyond What Is and Isn’t to Be Done: The Question of Organisation
Today * Biocapitalism * Bolshevik History * Book Launch: Jairus
Banaji's Theory as History * Capital and the Crisis of Nature *
Capitalism, Labour, Photography * Centenary of Hilferding’s Finance
Capital * China: Internal Struggles and External Perceptions * Class,
Gender, Crisis: The Attack on Public Services and Welfare * Class and
Nation in the Middle East * Climate Change and Ecological Crisis: Law,
Gender, Technology * Commodities, Labour and Space * Conjuncture,
Contingency and Overdetermination * The Contemporary Global Economy
(Marx and the ‘Global South’ 1) * Crisis and Accumulation in Asia *
Crisis of Representation: Philosophy, Politics, Aesthetics * Crisis in
Greece, Crisis in the Eurozone * The Crisis this Time * Commons and
Commonwealths * Commons and Communism, Past and Present * Confronting
the Right * Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism * Death and Utopia:
Bloch and Benjamin * Dependency and Exploitation in Latin America *
Dimensions of the Crisis: History, Finance, and the Labour Process *
Energy and Crisis * The End of Old and New Labour: What's Left?*
Eurozone Crisis: Causes and Ways Out * Feminism and the Critique of
Political Economy * Financial Capital Before and After the Crisis *
Financialisation: Theory and Practice * Forgotten Space: Capitalism
and the Sea * Forms of Working-Class Resistance * From Crisis To
Crises: Marxist Perspectives On Latin America In The Global Economy *
From Crisis of Capitalism to Crisis of the Public Sector * Gender,
Labour and the Future of Feminism * Geographies of Crisis and Critique
I * Geographies of Crisis and Critique II * German Crises * Georg
Lukács and the Aspiration Towards Totality * Gramsci * Historical
Materialism, Universal History, and East Asia * Histories of Workers’
Struggles * The Ideology of the ‘Big Society’ * Imperialism: History
and Theory * Intellectuals, Public Discourse and Education *
International Relations, Militarism and Modes of Foreign Relations *
Japanese and Western Marxism * Korsch, Lefebvre and Hegelian Marxism *
Labour and Migration * Labour Power and the Marxian Analytics of
Crisis * Latin America, Resistance and Political Economy * Legacies of
Bolshevism * Lenin, Luxemburg and the Russian Revolution * Limits of
Citizenship and Democracy * Managing Crisis: Fair Trade, Cooperatives,
Degrowth * Marx Against Eurocentrism (Marx and the ‘Global South’ 2) *
Marx and Critique * Marxian Investigations * Marxism and Geopolitics *
Marxism and International Law * Marxism and Politics Today * Marxism
and Theories of Politics * Marxist Theories of Finance and Risk *
Marxist Theory and Cultural Politics * Marx for Our Times * Marx,
Normativity, Justice * Marx’s Capital and the Development of
Capitalism Today * Music and Resistance * Neoliberalism and World
Cinema: A Double Take * Palestine and Global Justice: Current and
Historic Challenges for the Left * Poetics, Painting, Politics *
Political Ecology in a Time of Crisis * Political Economy and Value
Theory * The Politics and Political Economy of the Media * The
Politics of Housing * Profit and the Crisis * Radicalism in
Contemporary Art and Literature * Red October: Left-Indigenous
Struggles in Modern Bolivia * Rethinking the State * Rosa Luxemburg
and the Critique of Political Economy * Screening: Comuna Under
Construction * Servicing the Crisis * Sex in Crisis * Slavery and
American Capitalism * Stasis, Contradiction, Hostility * Strategies
for Art Today I * Strategies for Art Today II * Theorising the Crisis
I * Theorising the Crisis II * Theorising the Crisis III * The
Transformation of Chinese Marxism * Ultra-Leftism, Insurrection, and
the City * Useless But True: Economic Crisis and the Peculiarities of
Economic Science * Value and Struggles in China * Varieties of
Capitalism I * Varieties of Capitalism II * Violence and Non-Violence
* Walter Benjamin and Anthropological Materialism * Walter Benjamin
and the Critique of Violence * Whither Feminism? * Who Rules the
World? Contemporary Views on Ruling and Capitalist Classes * Workers,
the Union Movement and the Crisis * Workers’ Self-Management and
Alternative Work Organisation I * Workers’ Self-Management and
Alternative Work Organization II * The Working Class after
Neoliberalism: From the World to the East End of Glasgow * The Work of
Daniel Bensaid *


Speakers include: Greg Albo * Bueno Aldo * Görkem Akgöz * Idris Akkuzu
* Donatella Alessandrini * Anne Alexander * Jamie Allinson * Elmar
Altvater * Marko Ampuja * James Anderson * Kevin Anderson * Alex
Anievas * Caroline Arscott * Sam Ashman * John Ashworth * Tara Atluri
* Maurizio Atzeni * Antonio Azevedo * Dario Azzellini * Abigail Bakan
* Jeff Bale * Jairus Banaji * Laurent Baronian * Luca Basso * Amita
Baviskar * Wesley Baxter * Dave Beech * Riccardo Bellofiore * Aaron
Benanav * Marc Berdet * Janis Berzins * Beverley Best * Brenna Bhandar
* Alain Bihr * Cyrus Bina * Robin Blackburn * Paul Blackledge * Joost
de Bloois * Iain Boal * Roland Boer * Armando Boito * Patrick Bond *
Bill Bowring * Chris Boyd * Umut Bozkurt * Honor Brabazon * Craig
Brandist * Pepijn Brandon * Lutz Brangsch * Colm Breathnach * Peter
Brogan * Heather Brown * Sebastian Budgen * Jonah Butovsky * Alex
Callinicos * Liam Campling * Bob Cannon * Thomas Carmichael * The
Carrot Workers Collective * Warren Carter * Noel Castree * Aude de
Caunes * Maria Elisa Cevasco * Giorgio Cesarale * Sharad Chari *
Matthew Charles * François Chesnais * Danielle Child * Christopher
Chitty * Joseph Choonara * John Clegg * Perci Coelho * Sheila Cohen *
Alejandro Colás * Nathan Coombs * John Cooper * Luke Cooper * Gareth
Dale * Neil Davidson * Chuck Davis * Tim Dayton * Shane Deckard *
Radhika Desai * Li Dianlai * Katja Diefenbach * Angela Dimitrakaki *
James Dunkerley * Bill Dunn * Cedric Durand * Nick Dyer-Witheford *
Caroline Edwards * Steve Edwards * Evie Embrechts * Katsuhiko Endo *
Theresa Enright * Adam Fabry * Mauro Farnesi Camellone * Sara Farris *
David Featherstone * Romain Felli * Oliver Feltham * David Fernbach *
Michele Filippini * Ben Fine * Eoin Flaherty * Paul Flenley * Keith
Flett * Kirsten Forkert * Des Freedman * Alan Freeman * James Furner *
Nicola Fusaro * Jin Gao * Lindsey German * M.A. Gonzalez * Sara
Gonzalez * James Goodman * Jamie Gough * Nicolas Grinberg * Agon Hamza
* Adam Hanieh * Bue Rübner Hansen * Jane Hardy * Lea Haro * Barnaby
Harran * Barbara Harriss-White * Johan Hartle * Dan Hartley * Mike
Haynes * Amrit Heer * Paul Heideman * Christoph Hermann * Chris
Hesketh * Andy Higginbottom * Jan Hoff * John Holloway * Charlie Hore
* Nik Howard * Peter Hudis * Ian Hussey * Michel Husson * Ursula Huws
* Anthony Iles * Ozlem Ingun * Robert Jackson * Dhruv Jain * Sang-Hwan
Jang * Anselm Jappe * Olivier Jelinski * Heesang Jeon * Seongjin Jeong
* Jonny Jones * Jyotsna Kapur * Rémy Herrera * Marina Kaneti * Ioannis
Kaplanis * Elif Karacimen * Rebecca Karl * Ken Kawashima * Alexander
Keller Hirsch * Mark Kelly * Anneleen Kenis * Paul Kellogg *
Christiane Ketteler * Sami Khatib * Jim Kincaid * Don Kingsbury *
Stathis Kouvelakis * Sam Knafo * Juha Koivisto * Stathis Kouvelakis *
Michael R. Krätke * Clarice Kuhling * Alexi Kukuljevic * Anne E.
Lacsamana * Mikko Lahtinen * Ishay Landa * Costas Lapavitsas * Amanda
Latimer * Nick Lawrence * Philippe Lege * Emanuele Leonardi * Esther
Leslie * Alex Levant * Les Levidow * Iren Levina * Norman Levine * Ben
Lewis * Aiyun Liang * Lars Lih * Jacob Carlos Lima * Por-Yee Lin *
Duncan Lindo * Nicola Livingstone * Alex Loftus * Domenico Losurdo *
Nikos Lountos * David Mabb * Denis Mäder * Yahya Madra * F.T.C.
Manning * Paula Marcelino * Fábio Marvulle * Pierre Matari * Paul
Mattick * Patricia McCafferty * Daniel McCarthy * Andrew McGettigan *
David McNally * James Meadway * Eileen Meehan * Antigoni Memou * Zhang
Meng * David Michalski * China Miéville * Owen Miller * Seamus Milne *
Andrew Milner * Dimitris Milonakis * Gautam Mody * Simon Mohun * Kim
Moody * Colin Mooers * Michael Moran * Vittorio Morfino * Adam David
Morton * Avigail Moss * Sara Motta * Tadzio Mueller * Sara Murawski *
Douglas Murphy * Mary Jo Nadeau * Yutaka Nagahara * Immanuel Ness *
Susan Newman * Michael Niblett * Stephen Norrie * Benjamin Noys *
Sebnem Oguz * Francisco Ojeda * Chris O’Kane * Kosuke Oki * Ken Olende
* Ozlem Onaran * Ahmet Öncü * Ozgur Orhangazi * Judith Orr * Reecia
Orzeck * Ceren Ozselcuk * Leo Panitch * Giorgos Papafragkou * Rose
Parfitt * Mark Paschal * Jody Patterson * Laurie Penny * He Ping *
Simon Pirani * Charles Post * Nina Power * Gonzalo Pozo-Martin * Lucia
Pradella * Tim Pringle * Toni Prug * Muriel Pucci * Besnik Pula *
Thomas Purcell * Sam Putinja * Uri Ram * Gene Ray * Jason Read * John
Rees * Oliver Ressler * Felicita Reuschling * Larry Reynolds * John
Roberts * John Michael Roberts * William Roberts * Ed Rooksby * Sadi
dal Rosso * Christina Rousseau * Devi Sacchetto * Giorgos Sagriotis *
Spyros Sakellaropoulos * Gregory Schwartz * David Schwartzman * Ian J.
Seda-Irizarry * Allan Sekula * Ben Selwyn * Richard Seymour * Greg
Sharzer * Greg Shollette * Jan Sieber * Mark Silverman * Oishik Sircar
* Murray E.G. Smith * Jason Smith * John Smith * Jeffrey Sommers *
Panagiotis Sotiris * Michalis Spourdalakis * Kerstin Stakemeier *
Julian Stallabrass * Guido Starosta * Engelbert Stockhammer * Robert
Stolz * Ted Stolze * Kendra Strauss * Bronislaw Szerszynski * Jeff Tan
* Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor * Kampagiannis Thanassis * Tzuchien Tho *
Martin Thomas * Peter Thomas * Peter Thompson * Hillel Herschel
Ticktin * Vladimir Tikhonov * Oxana Timofeeva * Bruno Tinel * Tania
Toffanin * Massimiliano Tomba * Stavros Tombazos * George Tomlinson *
Samo Tomsic * Jan Toporowski * Alberto Toscano * Nicos Trimikliniotis
* Ben Trott * Pei Kuei Tsai * Alan Tuckman * Deborah Tudor * Lori
Turner * Alexej Ulbricht * Steve Vallance * Giovanna Vertova * Marina
Vishmidt * Keith Wagner * Hilary Wainwright * Gavin Walker * Andrew
Warstat * Ben Watson * Michael Watts * Mike Wayne * Alexis Wearmouth *
Jeffery R. Webber * John Weeks * Brian Whitener * Evan Calder Williams
* Frieder Otto Wolf * Xinwang Wu * Wu Xinwei * Galip Yalman * Faruk
Yalvaç * Eddie Yuen * Rafeef Ziadah * Mislav Zitko *

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