Tuesday, 12 March 2013

MMP Grad Prog: Jodi Dean - The Communist Horizon (20/3)

20th of March, 4pm-5pm, MediaCityUK (University of Salford building: Room 2.36)
(Non-Salford students: please meet 3.50 at reception and you'll be signed in).

Jodi Dean: The Communist Horizon

How is communism actual for us here and now? Jodi Dean considers how communism is the horizon of our contemporary politics in six ways: the past that remains present, the force of the ideal, the sovereignty of the people, the desire for the collective, the common and the commons, and the actuality of revolution.

Jodi Dean is a Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and Erasmus Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University. She is the author or editor of eleven books, including Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (Duke 2009), Blog Theory (Polity 2010), and most recently The Communist Horizon (Verso 2012). Her work on communicative capitalism has been at the forefront of contemporary political and media theoretical debates with figures including Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou and Geert Lovink.

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