Marxism and Literature: Back to the Basics

Marxism and Literature Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room   Reading Schedule: Text available here. Monday November 18, 2019 6-8 pm Reading: “Ideology” (page 55) Monday November 25, 2019 25 6-8 pm Reading: “Base and Superstructure” (page 75) and “Hegemony” (page 108) Monday December 2, 2019 6-8 pm Reading: “Traditions, Institutions and Formations”,…

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality

Contemporary Dialogues on the Left – Book Discussion July 16th 6-8 pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room Critical Theory Chicago widens the discussion that began with Hegemony and Socialist Strategy to include theorists in discussion with each other. So often, theorists, philosophers, or non-fiction texts are read as stand-alone arguments, but they…

The Archaeology of a Silence: Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Chapter 1 “Hegemony: the Genealogy of a Concept” Monday Sept. 23 6-8 pm Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room “The aim is still to radicalize democracy, but in order to radicalize it you first need to recover it.” –Chantal Mouffe For this night’s discussion, please read the first chapter…