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>From: Enid Arvidson <[log in to unmask]>
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>Gala CFP and prospectus
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>JOIN WITH Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Slavoj Zizek, Jim Crotty, Leo
>Panitch, Saskia Sassen, Rick Wolff, Amitava Kumar, Steve Resnick,
>Stephen Cullenberg, Julie Graham, Jack Amariglio, Dennis Adams,
>Ludovic Burel, Javier Cambre, Rutherford Chang, Mark Dion, Grady
>Gerbracht, Paul Isenrath, Jesal Kapadia, Nina Katchadourian, William
>Kentridge, Emily Jacir & Anton Sinkewich, Susan Jahoda, Pia Lindman,
>Mark Lombardi, Jeorge Macchi, Liz Miller, Santu Mofokeng, Olu Oguibe,
>Inhwan Oh, Josh On & Future Farmers, David Opdyke, Kyong Park, Cesare
>Pietrousti, Walid Raad, Micheal Rakowitz, Allan Sekula, Trebor Scholz
>& Carol Flax, Superflex, Minette Vari, Alex Villar, Peter Walsh,
>Krzystof Wodiczko, Kumi Yamashita and many others in Rethinking
>Marxism's 5th International Gala Conference
>
>"MARXISM AND THE WORLD STAGE"
>6-9 NOVEMBER 2003
>UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST
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>http://www.marxismandtheworldstage.org
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>ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
>The deadline for proposal submissions is 15 September 2003
>
>PURPOSE
>The editors of RETHINKING MARXISM announce "Marxism and the World
>Stage," the fifth in its series of international Gala celebrations of
>the Marxian tradition. Marxism continues to inspire rich and diverse
>analyses and politics across the globe. Within academia, Marxism
>provokes new critical insights and excites passion in political
>economy, philosophy, anthropology, geography, biology, literature,
>languages, sociology, cultural studies, art, and many other
>discourses. Beyond the academy, Marxism resonates among those the
>world over who are resisting oppression in its myriad forms; it
>provides a theoretical grounding for projects that seek social
>liberation and justice, international solidarity, and ecological
>sanity.
>
>Despite a century of effort by its opponents (and even by some
>advocates), Marxism continues to resist containment -- be it
>geographic, intellectual or political. Banished from one quarter,
>banned from another, Marxism soon emerges and flourishes in many
>more. And at a time of deepening international flows and exchanges --
>of capital, commodities, weapons, persons, ideas and aspirations --
>Marxism is proving its vitality and power as a unifying ground for
>those seeking a just and sustainable world.
>
>The prior four gala celebrations, each attended by over a thousand
>people from across the globe, brought together a variety of Marxian
>and other liberation communities to discuss, debate, and strategize
>about diverse theoretical and political concerns:
>
>*In 1989, "Marxism Now: Traditions and Difference" created a forum
>where new, heterogeneous directions in Marxism and the Left could be
>debated after the breakup of orthodoxy.
>
>*In 1992, "Marxism in the New World Order: Crises and Possibilities"
>confronted directly the challenges--theoretical, organizational, and
>spiritual--which faced the Left and Marxism as the new millennium
>neared.
>
>*In 1996, "Politics and Languages of Contemporary Marxism" continued
>the dialogue to open creative new spaces for political, cultural and
>scholarly interventions in the face of global restructuring of social
>relations.
>
>*In 2000, "Marxism 2000: the party's not over" marked the new
>millennium by reflecting on the many Marxisms that have shaped the
>last 150 years while also articulating new visions and analyses to
>move Marxism's future forward.
>
>Like the previous four Galas, "Marxism and the World Stage" promises
>to register the heterogeneous work, achievements, shortcomings and
>failures of this tradition, and to promote lively interchange and
>debate among these who draw on Marx in their contemporary
>theoretical, practical and expressive practices. In keeping with the
>spirit of RETHINKING MARXISM, the conference will feature the
>exchange of academic and political analysis while providing a venue
>for installation and performance art. The goal is to nurture the
>critical yet utopian spirit of Marxism while stimulating the senses
>and provoking the mind. The editors of RETHINKING MARXISM invite you
>to join with us in this examination and celebration of this
>extraordinary tradition.
>
>
>STRUCTURE & CONTENT
>The conference will be held over four days, beginning on Thursday 6
>November 2003 and ending on Sunday 9 November 2003. In addition to
>three plenary sessions and performance art, there will be concurrent
>panels and art/cultural events.
>
>Plenary sessions include:
>Manufacturing Empire
>W(h)ither Capitalism
>Postcolonialism Post-9/11
>
>
>ART EXHIBITION: GLOBAL PRIORITY
>Concurrent with the conference, artists Susan Jahoda and Grady
>Gerbracht will curate an exhibition of works that address and
>visually articulate the general themes of the conference. A catalog
>accompanying the exhibition will include documentation of the works,
>information about the artists, and essays contextualizing the
>projects. Each registrant will receive a complimentary copy of the
>exhibition catalog with his or her registration materials.
>
>
>SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS & CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
>The deadline for proposal submissions is 15 September 2003
>
>Please visit the website for a printable registration form and
>printable proposal guidelines.
>http://www.marxismandtheworldstage.org
>
>We invite the submission of pre-organized sessions that follow
>traditional or non-traditional formats (such as workshops,
>roundtables, and dialogue among and between presenters and audience).
>We encourage those working in areas that intersect with Marxism, such
>as feminism, political economy, cultural and literary studies, queer
>theory, working class and labor studies, postcolonial studies,
>geography and urban studies, social and natural sciences, philosophy,
>and around the issues of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,
>and disability, to submit paper and panel proposals. We welcome
>video, poetry, performance, and all other modes of presentation.
>Indeed, we encourage paper or panel submissions from those working on
>any and all subjects of interest for a world without exploitation and
>oppression.
>
>To preregister for the conference, or to submit a proposal, please
>mail all fees and submissions to:
>
>Professor Stephen Cullenberg
>Marxism and the World Stage
>Department of Economics
>University of California
>Riverside, CA 92521 USA
>
>Proposals for papers should include:
>*Paper title
>*Presenter's name and contact information (mail, email, phone, fax)
>*Brief (no more than 200 words) abstract
>
>Proposals for panels should include:
>*Panel title
>*Name, contact information, and paper title for each presenter
>*Brief (no more than 200 words) abstract explaining the panel's focus
>*Names and contact information for any discussant(s) or respondent(s)
>*Title, contact, and address for any sponsoring organization or journal
>
>The appropriate registration fee must accompany all proposal
>submissions. UNFORTUNATELY, ANY SUBMITTED PROPOSAL NOT ACCOMPANIED BY
>THE APPROPRIATE PREREGISTRATION FEE CANNOT BE CONSIDERED. Proposals
>which are not accepted will have their preregistration fees returned
>in full.
>
>Pre-Registration Rates:
>
>______Full Regular Rate $80 (at Conference $90)
>______Full Low-Income Rate $30 (at Conference $35)
>______Two-day Regular Rate $60 (at Conference $70)
>______Two-day Low-Income Rate $20 (at Conference $25)
>______One-day Regular Rate $40 (at Conference $50)
>______One-day Low Income Rate $10 (at Conference $15)
>
>The deadline for proposal submissions is 15 September 2003.
>
>
>LOGISTICS
>Please visit the website for more information about lodging,
>childcare, driving directions, dining options, etc.
>http://www.marxismandtheworldstage.org
>
>
>PUBLICATIONS & SUBSCRIPTIONS
>Selected papers, poems, and other forms of presentation from the
>conference will be published in RETHINKING MARXISM and/or in a
>separate edited volume of contributions.
>
>A special introductory conference rate to Rethinking Marxism of US$34
>is being offered to conference participants, new subscribers only. A
>flyer and order form will be available at the conference.
>
>
>VENDORS & ADVERTISEMENTS
>Please visit the website for more information
>http://www.marxismandtheworldstage.org
>

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