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Working Group on

Marxism and Cultural Theory

                at the Whitney Humanities Center
                                                           Yale University        

2006

October 31 , 2006

C.L.R. James, Beyond a Boundary, chapter 4 and part 5

C.L.R. James, "Dialectical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity"

C.L.R. James, "The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Question in the United States"

October 17, 2006

Walter Benjamin, "Critique of Violence"

Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History"

2005

June 6, 2005

Agamben, Giorgio. State of Exception. Translated by Kevin Atell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Schmitt, Carl. The Concept of the Political. Translated by George Schwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

 

May 24, 2005

Balakrishnan, Gopal. “Marxisms from Florence.”  New Left Review (2005).

__________. “Future Unknown: Machiavelli for the Twenty-First Century.” New Left Review 32 (2005).

Schmitt, Carl. The Concept of the Political. Translated by George Schwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

 

May 17, 2005

Fantasia, Rick and Kim Voss. Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

 

April 26, 2005

Gilroy, Paul. After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? New York: Routledge, 2004.

* Round-table discussion with the author.

 

April 21, 2005

Anderson, Perry. “Arms and Rights: Rawls, Habermas and Bobbio in an Age of War.” New Left Review 31 (2005).

* Round-table discussion with the author.

 

April 5, 2005

Gilroy, Paul. After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? New York: Routledge, 2004.

Episodes of The Office (BBC) and Da Ali-G Show (HBO)

Songs by The Streets.

 

March 29, 2005

Gilroy, Paul. After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? New York: Routledge, 2004.

 

March 1, 2005

Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. New York: Penguin Press, 2004, pp. 103-227.

 

February 1, 2005

Bordieu, Pierre et all. Photography: A Middle-Brow Art. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.

 

January 18, 2005

Williams, Raymond. Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review. London: NLB, 1979.

 

2004

 

December 7, 2004

Williams, Raymond. Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review. London: NLB, 1979.

November 16, 2004

“Multiculturalism: translating difference.” In http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/issue-1-111.jsp, 2005.

November 9, 2004

Haraway, Donna. "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century." In Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Joseph, Ammu, ed. Storylines: Conversations with Women Writers. Delhi: Women's World; Hyderabad: Asmita Resource Centre for Women, 2003. (Introduction)



October 19, 2004

Two readings on Spanglish/Spanish.

 

October 5, 2004

 

Martin, Terry. “The Latinization Campaign and the Symbolic Politics of National Identity.” In The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Ithaca: Cornel University Press, 2001.

______.  “The Reemergence of the Russians.” In The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Ithaca: Cornel University Press, 2001. 

Suny, Ronald Grigor. “The Empire Strikes out: Imperial Russia, “National” Identity, and Theories of Empire.” In A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Wertheim, Suzanne. “Language Ideologies and the 'Purification' of Post-Soviet Tatar.” Ab Imperio 1 (2003).

 

September 21, 2004

Gikandi, Simon. “Traveling Theory: Ngugi's Return to English.” Research in African Literatures 31, no. 2 (2000).

Rodrigues, Angela Lama. “Beyond Nativism: An Interview with Ngugi wa Thiong'o.” Research in African Literatures 35, no. 3 (2004).

Thiong'o, Ngugi wa. “The Language of African Literature.” New Left Review 150 (1985).

______. “Oral Power and Europhone Glory: Orature, Literature, and Stolen Legacies.” In Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

September 7, 2004

Dirlik, Arif. “China's Critical Intelligentsia.” New Left Review 28 (2004).

Hsiao-Hsien, Hou, Chu Tien-Hsin, Tang Nuo, and Hsia Chu-Joe. “Tensions in Taiwan.” New Left Review 28 (2004).

 

July 1, 2004

Young, Robert J. C. Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

 

June 24, 2004

Brenner, Robert. “Towards the Precipice.” London Review of Books 25, no. 3 (2003).


_______. “New Boom or New Bubble?” New Left Review 25 (2004).

June 17, 2004

Harvey, David. New Imperialism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (p. 87-212)

 

June 10, 2004

Harvey, David. New Imperialism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (pp. 1-86). 

 

June 2, 2004

Davis, Mike. “Planet of Slums,” New Left Review 26 (2004).

The following website includes all of the case studies from the UN-HABITAT:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu-projects/Global_Report/home.htm

April 27, 2004

Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1999.

 

March 2, 2004

Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1999.

Harvey, David. Paris, Capital of Modernity. New York: Routledge, 2003.

 

February 17, 2004

Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1999.

Haverkamp, Alnselm. “Chaos by Design. The Light-Sound Constellation.” In http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/mln/v118/118.3haverkamp.html#FOOT1, 2003.

February 3, 2004

Tiedemann, Rolf. “Dialectics at a Standstill.” In The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999.

 

2003

 

November 21, 2003

Balibar, Etienne. Philosophy of Marx. Translated by Chris Turner. New York: Verso, 1995.

 

July 18, 2003

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

July 4, 2003

Baker, Jeffrey, "Amerikka Uber Alles: German Nationalism, American Imperialism, and the 1960s Antiwar Movement in Gravity's Rainbow." Critique 40/4 (1999).

Hamill, John. "Looking Back on Sodom: Sixties Sadomasochism in Gravity's Rainbow." Critique 41/1 (1999)

 

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

Simmon, Scott. “Gravity's Rainbow Described.” Critique 16/2 (1974), 54-67.

 

June 20, 2003

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

_______. Slow Learner: Early Stories. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.

 

June 13, 2003

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

 

June 6, 2003

Jameson, Fredric. “The Syntax of History.” In Ideologies of Theory: Essays 1971-1986. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988.

Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

 

April 18, 2003

Adorno, T.W. “The Schema of Mass Culture.” In Culture Industry. Edited by JM Bernstein. New York: Routledge, 1991.

_______. “Culture Industry Revisited.” In Culture Industry. Edited by JM Bernstein. New York and London: Routledge, 1991.

_______. “Culture and Administration.” In Culture Industry. Edited by JM Bernstein. New York and London: Routledge, 1991.

 

March 28, 2003

Talk by Susan Willis, Duke University: What Goes Around Comes Around: A Parable of Global Warfare.

Willis, Susan. “Old Glory.” SAQ 101:2 (Spring 2002).

_____. “Anthrax 'R' Us.” Social Text 73, no. 4 (2002).

 

 

February 20, 2003

Panagia, Davide. “Dissenting Words: A Conversation with Jacques Rancière.”  Diacritics 30.2 (2000).

Rancière, Jacques. Ignorant Schoolmaster. Five Lessons in Intelectual Emancipation Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.

_______. Partages du Sensible: Esthétique et Politique. Paris: Fabrique, 2000.

_______. “The Aesthetic Revolution and Its Outcomes.” New Left Review 14 (2002).

Schiller, J.C.F. “Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man.” In Literary and Philosophical Essays. Vol. XXXII. The Harvard Classics. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1909–14. (Letters 12 and 15)

 

February 14, 2003

Debord, Guy. Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. New York: Verso, 1990.

Jappe, Anselm. Guy Debord. Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

 

January  17, 2003

 

Jameson, Fredric. “Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture.” Social Text 1 (1979).

Lukács, G. "Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat." In History and Class Consciousness. London: Merlin; Cambridge: MIT, 1923.

 

2002

December 6, 2002

Bloch, Ernst et al. Aesthetics and Politics. Translated by Ronald Taylor. London: NLB, 1977.

 

October 4, 2002

Anderson, Perry. The Origins of Postmodernity. London: Verso, 1998.

September 20, 2002

Jameson, Fredric. ”The Antimonies of Postmodernity.” In The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998. New York: Verso, 1998.

________. “Transformations of the Image in Postmodernity.” In The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998. New York: Verso, 1998.

 

July 2, 2002

Hegel, G.W.F. “Self-Alienated Spirit. Culture.” In Phenomenology of Spirit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.

 

June 27, 2002

Hegel, G.W.F. “Spirit.” In Phenomenology of Spirit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.

 

June 13, 2002

Hegel, G.W.F. “Self-Consciousness.” In Phenomenology of Spirit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977, 104-139.

 

January 22, 2002

Davis, Mike. “The Flames of New York.” New Left Review 12 (2001).

Gowan, Peter. “Neoliberal Cosmopolitanism.” New Left Review 11 (2001).

Mann, Michael. “Globalization and September 11.” New Left Review 12 (2001).

 

2001

December 14, 2001

Debord, Guy. Comments On The Society of The Spectacle. London: New York: Verso, 1990.

 

November 30, 2001

Raymond Williams, Above the din of drills and saws.

 

November 2, 2001

Anderson, Perry. “Modernity and Revolution”. In Zone of Engagement. New York: Verso, 1992.

Bull, Michael. “Between the Cultures of Capital.” New Left Review 11 (2001).

Clark, T.J. “We Field-Women.” In Farewell to An Idea: Episodes From a History of Modernism. New haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

 

October 26, 2001

Butler, Judith, Ernesto Lacau and Slavoj Zizek. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left. London: Verso, 2000.

 

February 16, 2001

Hennessy, Rosemary and Rajeswari Mohan. "The Construction of Women in Three Popular Texts of Empire: Towards a Critique of Materialist Feminism." Textual Practice 3.3 (1989).

Mitter, Swasti. "Women Working Worldwide." In Materialist Feminism. Edited by Hennessy, Rosemary and Chrys Ingraham . New York: Routledge, 1997.

Russell, Kathryn. "A Value Theoretic Approach to Childbirth and Reproductive Engineering." In Materialist Feminism:  A Reader in Class, Difference and Women's Lives. Edited by Hennessy, Rosemary and Chrys Ingraham. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Sassen, Saskia. Losing Control: Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

 

February 2, 2001

Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri. Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Salgado, Sebastião. Sebastião Salgado: Workers, an Archaeology of the Industrial Age. New York: Aperture in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1993.

Sekula, Allan. Fish Story: Allan Sekula. Düsseldorf: Richter; Rotterdam: Witte de With, Centrum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 1995.

 

January 19, 2001

Mies, Maria. Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour. London: Atlantic Highlands, 1986.

Wallerstein, Immanuel "Household Structures and the Labor-Force Formation in the Capitalist World Economy"

 

Ali, Tariq. "Between Hammer and Anvil." New left Review 2 (March / April 2000).

Anderson, Perry. "Scurrying Towards Bethlehem." New Left Review 10 (July/ Aug 2001).

Beinin, Joel and Joe Stork. "On Modernity, Historical Specificity, and International Context of Political Islam." In Political Islam. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997.

Halliday, Fred. "The Middle East and International Politics". In Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East. London; New York: tauris, 1995.

Harvey, David. Spaces of Hope. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Laclau, Ernesto. "Identity and Hegemony: The Role of Universality in the Constitution of Political Logics." In Judith, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizec. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left. Butler, London and New York: Verso, 2000.

Marx, Karl. Capital: a Critique of Political Economy. Edited by Frederick Engels. New York: International Publishers, 1967.

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. "Women Workers and Capitalist Scripts: Ideologies of Domination,Common Interests and the Politics of Solidarity.” In Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies. Democratic Futures, 1997.

Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia. London; New York: Tauris, 2002.

Williams, Raymond. The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists. New York: Verso, 1989.

Wollen, Peter. "The Situationist International.” In Raiding the Icebox: Reflections on Twentieth Culture. New York: Verso, 1993.

Zizek, Slavoj. Did somebody say totalitarianism? New York: Verso, 2001.   

_____. "Class Struggle or Postmodernism? Yes, Please!" In Judith, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizec. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left. Butler, London and New York: Verso, 2000.

_____. "How Did Marx Invent the Symptom?" In Sublime Object of Ideology. New York: Verso, 1989.

Interview with Slavoj Zizek from Historical Materialism

 

2000

November 17, 2000

Engels, Frederick. Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State. New York: International Publishers, 1972.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. “Problem of Mediation.” In Search for a Method.  New York: Vintage Books, 1963.

 

October 20, 2000


Butler, Judith. “Merely Cultural.” In New Left Review 227 (1998).

Fraser, Nancy. “From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a 'Post-Socialist' Age.” New Left Review 1/212 (July-August 1995)

______. “Heterosexism, Misrecognition and Capitalism: A Response to Judith Butler.” New Left Review 1/228 (March-April 1998).

 

Althusser, Louis. "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses." In Lenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays. Translated by Ben Brewster. London: New Left Books, 1971.

_______. "Contradiction and Overdetermination." In For Marx. Translated by Ben Brewster. London: Verso, 1979.

Amin, Samir. "The Social Movements in the Periphery: An End to National Liberation?" Transformimg the Revolution: Social Movements and the World-System. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990.

Anderson, Perry.  "Origins of the Present Crisis." New Left Review 23 (1964).

________. "Internationalism: a Breviary." New Left Review 14 (2002).

Arrighi, Giovanni, "Marxist Century – American Century: The Making and Remaking of the World Labor Movement." New Left Review 179 (1990).

Boff, Leonardo, Faith on the Edge: Religion and Marginalized Existence. Translated by Robert R. Barr.  San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1989.

Brenner, Robert. "Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe." Past and Present  70.

Canclini, Nestor Garcia. "Modernity after Postmodernity." In Beyond The Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America. Edited by Gerardo Mosquera. London: Institute of International Arts, 1995.

CLR James, "Dialectical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity.” In The C.L.R. James Reader. Edited by Anna Grimshaw. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992.

Dworkin, Dennis L. "Lost Rights". In Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain: history, the new left, and the origin of cultural studies. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997.

Dyer-Witherford, Nick.  Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Gramsci, Antonio. Southern Question. Translated by Paquale Vericchio. West Lafayette: Bordighera, 1995.

Guha, Ranajit. "On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India." In Selected Subaltern Sudies. Edited by Guha, Ranajit and Gayatri Spivak. New York: Oxford, 1988.

_____. "The Prose of Counter-Insurgency." In Selected Subaltern Studies. Edited by Guha, Ranajit and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. New York: Oxford, 1988.

Hilton, R.H. "Introduction”. In The Brenner Debate. Edited by Aston, T.H. and C.H.E. Philpin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Lenin, V. I. Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Vol. 22 of Collected Works. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1964.

Mariátegui, Jose Carlos. Seven Interpretative Essays on Peruvian Reality. Translated by Marjory Urquidi. Texas: University of Texas Press, 1971.

Marx, Karl. Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte: with Explanatory Notes.  New York: International Publishers, 1987.

_____. Grundrisse. Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy. Translated by Martin Nicolaus. New York: Vintage, 1973.

_____. and Friedrich Engels. Manifesto of the Communist Party. Edited by Friedrich Engels. New York: International Publishers, 1948.

Negri, Antonio. "Paris 1968, 26 November – 10 December". In The Politics of Subversion: A Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989.

_____. "From the Mass Worker to the Socialized Worker and Beyond.”  In The Politics of Subversion.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. "Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography." In Selected Subaltern Studies. Edited by Guha, Ranajit and Gayatri Spivak. New York: Oxford, 1988.

Therborn, Goran. "Dialectics of Modernity: On Critical Theory and the Legacy of Twentieth-Century Marxism." New Left Review 215 (1996).

Thompson, E.P. "The Peculiarities of the English.” In The Poverty of Theory & Other Essays. London: The Merlin Press, 1978.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. "1968, Revolution in the World-System." In Geopolitics and Geoculture: Essays on the Changing World System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

 Wallerstein, Immanuel. "Marxism-Leninism and the Modern World-System" 

    

 

1999

 

Adorno, Theodor and Max Horkheimer. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception." In Dialectic of Enlightenment. New York: Herder &Herder, 1978.

Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. Edited by Hannah Arendt. Translated by Hary Zohn. New York: Schocken Books, 1977.

Jameson, Fredric. Marxism and Form: Twentieth-Century Dialectical Theories of Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971.

Lukács, G. "Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat." In History and Class Consciousness. London: Merlin; Cambridge: MIT, 1923.

Marcuse, Herbert. An Essay on Liberation.  Boston: Beacon Press,1969.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Search for a Method.  New York: Vintage Books, 1963.