Socialist Scholars Conference

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 14 08:39:23 MST 2003


Mike Friedman wrote:
> Hey Lou,
> 
> The SSC agenda doesn't seem noticeably less ivory tower-ish and academic 
> than in the past.

Hey, it could be a lot worse. Just take a look at some of the workshops 
from the last Rethinking Marxism conference. I went to one of these 
about 5 years ago--my first and last--and nearly provoked a riot against 
postmodernist plenary speakers.

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Session 1 Friday 2-4 Economic Representations, Stephen Cullenberg, chair

David F. Ruccio Department of Economics University of Notre Dame
           “Subjects of Everyday Economics.”

Dwight Billings Department of Sociology University of Kentucky Lexington 
and Matt McCourt Department of Geography University of Kentucky Lexington
           “Representing Class and Economy in Appalachia.”

Julie Graham Department of Geosciences University of Massachusetts
           “Politics of Empire/Politics of Place.”

Harriet Fraad Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist and Rick  Wolff  Department 
of Economics University of Massachusetts
           “Subjects of Exploitation.”


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Session 2 Friday 4:30-6:30 Class, Hegemony and the Unconscious, Julie 
Graham, chair

Yahya Madra Department of Economics University of Massachusetts
           “Sublime Surplus of Communism.”

Anjan Chakrabarti Department of Economics Calcutta University and Anup 
Kumar Dhar  Department of Philosophy Jadavpur University Calcutta
           “The Nodal Possibility of Entry Point: Theorizing the End of 
Capitalism.”

Ceren Özselçuk Department of Economics University of Massachusetts
           “The (Non)place of Class in Radical Democracy.”

Ken Byrne Department of Education University of Massachusetts and 
Stephen Healy Department of Geosciences University of Massachusetts
           “Left Fantasy Left: Disharmony, Drive and the Communal 
Economic Subject.”

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Session 3 Saturday 10-12 Subjects of the Ethico-political, Yahya Madra, 
chair

Zeynep Çaglayan-Gambetti  Department of Political Science and 
International Relations, Bogazici University Istanbul
           “Action without a subject? Reintroducing agency into 
discourse theory.”

Alex Betancourt-Serrano Department of Political Science, University of 
Massachusetts
           “Between Freud and Benjamin: The Dream of History.”

Antonio Vazquez-Arroyo Department of Political Science, University of 
Massachusetts
           “Adorno, Responsibility, and the 'Scene of the Other.'”

Abdul-Karim Mustapha Department of Political Philosophy University of 
Paris Sorbonne
           “Constitution of Flight in the Economy.”

full: http://www.nd.edu/%7Eremarx/conferences/2002/conf2002.html


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