Spring 2013 Seminar 1
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Marxism & the Interpretation of Culture at 25: Theories for the New Millenniuma faculty/grad seminar and a February 8 symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of Marxism & the Interpretation of Culture
Marxism & the Interpretation of Culture at 25 is a faculty/grad seminar organized by the Unit for Criticism to create an interdisciplinary conversation about the history of Marxist theory and its future for the new millennium. Your hosts for the seminar—as well as the organizers of the Marxism & the Interpretation of Culture at 25 symposium—are Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Director of the Unit for Criticism/English) and Michael Rothberg (Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies/English)
All meetings are on Monday nights from 8:00-10:00pm at the IPRH Building (lower-level), 805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana. All readings will be on electronic reserves, listed under UNIT 2013, Goodlad. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about readings.
Monday, January 21
Session Co-Leaders: Ericka Beckman (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, Comparative & World Literature), Peter Garrett (English), Jim Hansen (English)
Carolyn Lesjak, "Reading Dialectically," Essay forthcoming in Criticism(2013): 1-47. DRAFT COPY: do not cite or distribute without permission of the author.
Monday, February 4
Session Co-Leaders: Tariq O. Ali (History), Christopher Freeburg (English), Emanuel Rota (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese)
Laura Chrisman, "Whose Black World Is This Anway? Black Atlantic and Transnational Studies after The Black Atlantic," in New Perspectives on The Black Atlantic: Definitions, Readings, Practices, Dialogues, eds. Bénédicte Ledent and Pilar Cuder-Domínguez, Bern, Germany: Peter Lang, 2012, 23-57.
Nikhil Singh, "Racial Formation in an Age of Permanent War," in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Daniel Martinez HoSang, Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido, Los Angeles: U of California P, 2012. 276-301.
Highlights from Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture
Lawrence Grossberg and Cary Nelson, "Introduction: The Territory of Marxism," in Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, eds. Lawrence Grossberg and Cary Nelson, Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1988. 1-16.
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