The South African Society for Critical Theory (SASCT) invites abstract submissions of up to 500 words for its 3rd Annual Conference which will take place at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2019. Keynote speaker: Lewis Gordon. SASCT invites papers
Anarchistische Bezüge auf den Begriff der Autonomie sind vielfältig. Autonomie gilt sowohl als Ursprung als auch als Ziel der Möglichkeit emanzipatorischen Handelns. Dabei ist er, wie viele zentrale Begriffe des Anarchismus, gleichzeitig über- und unterbestimmt. In der nächsten Ausgabe von Tsveyfl – dissensorientierte Zeitschrift wollen wir uns daran machen, einen
In Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944), Myth and Enlightenment are shown to be enmeshed with one another. Mythical stories are transformed, from the perspective of Enlightenment, into Allegory, Allegory as the “original history of human subjectivity”. It is the journey of historical subject, from the world of myth
“Nothing happens, no-one comes, no-one goes, it’s awful” Waiting for Godot (1953), Samuel Beckett Thus can be said about history, where things just pass as mere succession of facts. But nothing really happens. For ‘historical materialism’, present is ‘catastrophe’. It is the homogeneous present ridden with ‘status-quo’. Things don’t
Theme of nature abounds the film of both Ghatak and Pasolini. History is being temporalized through the passing of nature, yet, this transience comes forth with death and filth. Nature is allegorized as myth. In Ghatak’s Ajantrik (1958), the car is demolished, the only way for Bimal to get sustenance.
Death overweighs Beckett’s writing. “Beginning is the end, yet we go on”. The characters are devoid of memory, even if they ‘remember’, it ends up in something they are not definite. The actors resemble something like becoming corpse, accompanied by worn out clothes, grey lights or bare face, peeping out
*The following CFP is copied from the ISTC website. ———————————————————————————————- The theme of this year’s conference pertains to affinities and complementarities between systems theory and critical theory for purposes of analyzing modern societies in the twenty-first century as social systems whose stability, functioning and future increasingly is in doubt. Conventionally,