Program

All of the sessions will take place online. The program is subject to change.

Invited guests: Timothy Bewes, Larry Busk, Annie Lacroix-Riz, Jennifer Ponce de León, Gabriel Rockhill, Julian Sempill, Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo, Massimiliano Tomba and others.

WEEK I
I
6/29/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Introduction
Gabriel Rockhill, “Critical and Revolutionary Theory”
Material: Max Horkheimer, “Traditional and Critical Theory
Michael Parenti, “The End of Marxism?” (this is chapter 8 of Blackshirts & Reds, which is available online here).

II
6/30/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST 
Rencontre I
Annie Lacroix-Riz

Material: TBA

III
7/1/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
EST 
Groupes de travail I
Participants’ Preliminary Research Presentations


WEEK 2
I
7/6/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Rencontre II
Timothy Bewes
Material: TBA

II
7/7/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Débat I
Author-Meets-Critics Session with Larry Busk
Material: Larry Busk, Democracy in Spite of the Demos: From Arendt to the Frankfurt School (if you are unable to read the book in full, the most relevant excerpt for our discussion is available here).

III
7/8/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Débat II
Julian Sempill and Larry Busk, “Ecological Crises: The Endgame of Liberalism and the Return of Marx”
Material: TBA

IV
7/9/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
EST 
Groupes de travail II
Participants’ Research Presentations in Small Groups

WEEK 3
I
7/13/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Rencontre III
Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo
Material: Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo, “Critical Theory, Colonialism and the Historicity of Thought

II
7/15/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Gabriel Rockhill, “The Myth of the ’68 Thinkers: Historical Commodity Fetishism and Imperial French Theory”
Material: Dominique Lecourt, “A Fiction: ‘La Pensée 68‘” in The Mediocracy: French Philosophy since the mid-1970s

III
7/16/20
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Débat III
Author-Meets-Critics Session with Massimiliano Tomba
Material: Massimiliano Tomba, Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity (if you are unable to read the book in full, the most relevant excerpt for our discussion is available here).

IV
7/17/20
12-4 p.m. EST (approximately)
Groupes de travail III
Final Participants Conference