Wednesday, 10 October 2012

London Seminars on Contemporary Marxist Theory

LONDON SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY MARXIST THEORY

The global economic and financial crisis has witnessed a deepening of interest in different forms of critical and radical thought and practice. Following successful series in the last two years, the London Seminar on Contemporary Marxist Theory in 2012/13 will continue to explore the new perspectives that have been opened up by Marxist interventions in this political and theoretical conjuncture. It involves collaboration among Marxist scholars based in several London universities, including Brunel University, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Guest speakers – from both Britain and abroad – will include a wide range of thinkers engaging with many different elements of the various Marxist traditions, as well as with diverse problems and topics. The aim of the seminar is to promote fruitful debate and to contribute to the development of more robust Marxist analysis. It is open to all.

 2012/13 Seminar Series

24th October, 7pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
Neil Davidson (University of Strathclyde) 'How Revolutionary were the Bourgeois Revolutions?'

 7th November, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
 Charlie Post (City University of New York)'The American Road to Capitalism'

14th November, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
Susan Spronk (University of Ottawa) 'Twenty-first Century Socialism in Bolivia – The Gender Agenda'

 5th December, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
 Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS) 'Financialisation: What is it and how to analyse it?'

23rd January, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
 Sam Ashman (University of Johannesburg)'Neither a Dichotomy nor a Cycle: A Marxist Approach to the Financialisation of Accumulation'

20th February, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
 Jeffery Webber (Queen Mary University of London) 'On Our Feet, Never on Our Knees! Marxism and Social Movements'

 13th March, 5pm King's College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre
 Alex Demirovic (University of Basel and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)'Critical Theory and Critical Intellectuals'

 Further seminars will be announced throughout the year.

 For further information, please contact:
Alex Callinicos, European Studies, King's: alex.callinicos [at] kcl.ac.uk
Stathis Kouvelakis, European Studies, King's: stathis.kouvelakis [at] kcl.ac.uk
Costas Lapavitsas, Economics, SOAS: cl5 [at] soas.ac.uk
Peter Thomas, Politics and History, Brunel: PeterD.Thomas [at] brunel.ac.uk
 Jeffery Webber, Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary: j.r.webber [at] qmul.ac.uk

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