COES CONFERENCE 2018 | CONCENTRATIONS | Deadline: July, 11

The following is copied from an email message sent by Emmanuelle Barozet. COES CONFERENCE 2018 | CONCENTRATIONS | Deadline: July, 11  The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) extends an invitation to participate in an interdisciplinary reflection on the concentration of power, wealth, status and information, among other sources of domination present in society. … Read more

Christian Fuchs – Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue

This interview with Christian Fuchs from 6/15/2018 concerns his Digital Demogogue: Authoritatian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, published by Pluto Press in 2018. The interview/article is reposted from Indybay. Trump is not an individual phenomenon but one of many structural manifestations of the sudden change of neoliberalism into authoritarian capitalism. The media’s profitmongering … Read more

Understanding Right and Left Populisms, by Samir Gandesha

This article by Samir Gandesha is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. It is a much shorter version of a chapter in a forthcoming volume edited by Jeremiah Morelock entitled Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (University of Westminster Press). The version represented here first appeared at openDemocracy on May 23, 2018. Neoliberal globalization has … Read more

#TheoryRevolt: Theses on Theory and History

#TheoryRevolt Theses on Theory and History by Wild On Collective (Ethan Kleinberg, Joan Wallach Scott, and Gary Wilder) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The original posting from May 2018 is at theoryrevolt.com. You can down load a pamphlet-ready pdf copy here.   PROLOGUE: DEDICATED TO CLIO, MUSE OF HISTORY Sing Clio, daughter … Read more

Authoritarianism and the Transnational Rise of Right-Wing Populism: Critical Theory and Sociological Scenarios

Click here to be taken to a link for a full audio recording (1 hour) of the the May 14, 2018 opening plenary of the conference 2nd Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Rights, Education and Dignity, coordinated by Dr. Maria Madalena Gracioli (University of Coimbra / São Paulo State University), at the School of Philosophy, … Read more

Call for Papers: Critical Theory and Media Studies Online Conference

CTRN is accepting submissions for a Critical Theory and Media Studies online conference to take place on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. The conference will consist of several panels of 3-4 presenters.

If you wish to present at the conference, email an abstract (150-250 words) of your presentation, along with a brief bio (50-100 words), to Jeremiah Morelock at morelocj@bc.edu.

Priority will be given to the following:

a) papers on the Frankfurt School

b) papers from CTRN members

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, April 6.

Send any questions to Jeremiah Morelock at morelocj@bc.edu.

Help Fund CTRN in 2018!

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In Short

Founded in October, 2016, the Critical Theory Research Network (CTRN) helps connect people interested in Critical Theory from all over the world. CTRN does not charge member dues, and is not beholden to the distorting demands of outside companies or institutions. It is a public sphere where Critical Theory scholars can meet, exchange ideas, and coordinate projects. Spaces like this are a crucial way to keep communities of scholarly inquiry vibrant and free from the neoliberal pressures that constrain so many of today’s universities.

Keeping the website up costs money. Since CTRN does not generate revenue, the website is currently funded by one person out-of-pocket. In 2017 it cost $496 to maintain. With a modest number of donations to this campaign, the community could generate funding top cover all costs for the website through 2018.

 

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The campaign includes a “Gramsci Raffle” – contributors who give $10 or more are entered for the chance to win a complete 3-volume, 2000+ page set of Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks, normally available for $77. There will be only one winner, but any number of people can enter the raffle until our goal amount of $573 – the cost of website plus cost of Prison Notebooks – is reached.

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