Self-Society Symposium (August 2019)

SELF AND SOCIETY SAVE THE DATE!

FRIDAY (8/9) & SATURDAY (8/10)

TWO MINI-CONFERENCES

GRADUATE CENTER 365 FIFTH AVE NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10065

There is no charge for admission. BUT RSVP is required by GC security. RSVP by emailing co-organizer(s)

Lynn Chancer at lchancer@gc.cuny.edu or Lauren Langman at  llang944@aol.com

Tentative Program     

TRACK A  

9:30 – OPENING DISCUSSION: WHY DOES THE PSYCHOSOCIAL MATTER IN THEORY AND RESEARCH?

PANEL 1 PSYCHOSOCIAL POLITICS CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS  

Elisabeth Lackner, The Politics of Othering in Contemporary Austria CULTURE: LUKÁCS & ADORNO

Dean Ray, Framing Conflict: The Social Psychology of Secular

Colonialism in a Comparative Historical Perspective

Vikash Singh, Studying South Asia in Motion: The Importance of a Psychodynamic Perspective

Andrew Shapiro, Splitting and Subjection in Palestine/Israel and the Jewish Diaspora

LUNCH

PANEL 2. POLITICAL DEPRESSION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT?

Christian Churchill, Educational Politics as Manic Defense: How Redemptive Promises Activate Depressive Stasis in the Academy and Politics

Linda Luu, Viral Cries and the Trouble with the Trauma of Migrant Detention

Josephine Barnett, Psychosocial & Visual Sociology: The Power of Images

PANEL 3. THE ‘PSYCHOSOCIAL’ POLITICS  OF TRUMPIAN AMERICA

John Andrews, Fantasies of the Left: Trumpism and the Transformational Object

Omar Montana, A Tale of Authoritarianism & Punishment: “MigrantCenters”, (Dis)Order, and The Resistance

Lynn Chancer, Sadomasochism and Contemporary Authoritarianism

                                          Panels Track B

PANEL 1 Marxist Theory, Global Society and the Environment

Moderator: Michael Sukhov

Alex Stoner, Planetary Crisis, the Dynamic of Capital, and Contemporary Ecological Subjectivity

Harry Dahms, Planetary Sociology and Critical Theory

Bob Antonio, Climate Crisis: Biophysical Limits to Capital

PANEL 2 DIALECTICAL THEORY AND CULTURE: LUKÁCS & ADORNO

Moderator: Michael Thompson

Jeffrey Halley, The Modernist Critique of Realism and the Culture Industry

Ilaria Riccioni, Reconsidering Weber, Lukács, and Adorno on Culture

Charles Thorpe, Anxiety and Human Freakishness

Lunch

PANEL 3 .  AUTHORITARIANISM, POPULISM AND THE RIGHT TURN

Moderator: Lauren Langman

Jeremiah Morelock, Authoritarian Populism: A Constellation

David Smith, Divided by Class, United by Hate? The Paradoxical Unity of Trump’s Base

Dan Bursten, Fromm’s theory of Authority and the Postmodern University

 PANEL 4. SOCIALISM AND SUBJECTIVITY

Steve Brunner, What is Socialism Today?

Michael Thompson, Toward a New Materialism: Marxism and the New Individual

Lauren Langman, From Domination to Freedom -From Subject to Agent

PLENARY SESSION   6:00  PM

KEVIN ANDERSON AND JANET AFARY -FROMM, SEXISM, AUTHORITARIANISM AND FEMINISM

    BANQUET  7:30

SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH

9:30 AM PANEL 1: CRITICAL THEORY AND THE PSYCHOSOCIAL

Moderator:  Roger Salerno

Kieran Durkin ‘Erich Fromm and Alain Touraine on the Art of Living and the Dialectics of Social Transformation’

Neil McLaughlin, “How Fromm’s Public Sociology Can Help Us Respond to Trumpism and Jordan Peterson’s Politics

Lynn Chancer,  TBA

11:00 AM PANEL 2: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER

NAOMI SNIDER- The Persistence of Patriarchy

ROSE BREWER, Radical Black Feminism:  A Critical Interrogation”

SHAWN VAN VALKENBURGH, Gendered Cyber Aggression and Neo-liberalism

HARRIET FRAAD, The Roots of a Disease: Toxic Masculinity

*The above program is from a flier supplied by Lauren Langman

Jeremiah Morelock

Jeremiah Morelock holds a Masters Degree in Sociology and teaches at Boston College. He is also the Director of the Critical Theory Research Network. His research focuses on political themes in biological horror and science fiction films. He is editor of Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (forthcoming in 2018, University of Westminster).
Jeremiah Morelock

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