12 juni, 2009

Is zwart-en-rood dood?

Een conferentie in Nottingham, met onder anderen Ruth Kinna, Alex Prichard en prominent ASIRA-lid Alex Christoyannopooulos. Er zijn nog wel meer namen en onderpen te bedenken in verband met de combinatie marxisme en anarchisme, maar goed (op de foto: C.L.R. James):

September 7th and 8th, 2009

An academic conference organised and supported by the PSA Anarchist
Studies Network, the PSA Marxism Specialist Group, Anarchist Studies, Capital & Class, Historical Materialism, Critique-Journal of Socialist Theory.

Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, the University of Nottingham

We are limited to only 40 places for non-paper givers. If you would like to come to this event, you are strongly recommended to book early to avoid disappointment. Registration closes on the 30th of June. Bursaries are available. Please indicate how much you require on your registration form. Full details on registration are available here.

Monday Sept 7th
Registration: 09:00-10:45
Staff Club, University of Nottingham

10:45-11:00 Opening remarks

Session 1: 11:00-12:30
Panel 1: Convergence Through Practice 1: The New Left
Chair: t.b.c
Mike Mowbray: (New) New Left?: radical considerations in Canada and Quebec from the post-1968 moment to today
Toby Boraman: Councilist anarchism and carnival anarchism during the 1970s: a case study.
Sara Motta: Post-Left Anarchism, Open Marxism and 'New' Autonomist Social Movements in Latin America

Panel 2: Politics, Ideology Revolution
Chair: t.b.c
Christian Garland: The (Anti-) Politics of Autonomy: Between Marxism and Anarchism
Christopher Wellbrook: ABOLISH CAPITAL!: Beyond the Marxist/Anarchist divide
Paul McLaughlin: Theory, Ideology, and Tradition: Reconciling Anarchism and Marxism

12:30-13:30: Lunch

Session 2: 13:30-15:00
Panel 3: Class Struggle,
Chair: Lea Haro
David J. Bailey: Comparing the relative efficacy of different types of class struggle
Peter Kennedy: Can Marxist and Anarchist explanations of the class struggle between Capitalists and workers be reconciled?
Paul B. Smith: The origins of the collapse of the First International

Panel 4: The Psychology, Political Economy and Theology of A Schism
Chair: Ruth Kinna
Dana Ward: And never the twain shall meet: The psychological foundations
of political ideology
Benjamin Franks: Moral Theory and Economics: The beginnings and ends of
the schism….
Alex Christoyannopoulos: Red and Black Christians: Some Similarities and
Differences between Liberation Theology and Christian Anarchism

Session 3: 15:15-16:45
Panel 5: Ideology and Post-Ideology 1
Chair: t.b.c
Elena Loizidou: Anarchy: ‘This is what Democracy looks like’
George Sotiropoulos: Ideology and Politics: Overcoming the divide between
red and black
Chiara Bottici: Black and red: an historical-philosophical enquiry into
their convergence.

Panel 6: Anarcho-Communism
Chair: Philip O’Sullivan
Jean-Cristophe Angaut: Beyond black and red: Situationnists and the
legacy of the workers movement
Jérémy Tranmer: Constructing an alternative to Marxism-Leninism: British
Communists and prefigurative politics
Mathieu Le Tallec: Trotskysm and anarchism: possible coexistence in France?

Session 4: 17:00-18:30
Panel 7: Black and Red - The Italian Experience
Chair: Alberto Toscano
Steve Wright and Saku Pinta: Collegamenti Wobbly: Beyond the
anarchist/Marxist dichotomy?'
Oisin Gilmore: Fabbri and the Marxists: A comparative analysis of
Fabbri, Gramsci and Bordiga on the question of revolutionary organisation.
Carl Levy: Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism, Syndicalism and Sovversivismo

Panel 8: The Philosophy of a Schism
Chair: Mark Cowling
Benoit Challand: When Anarchism meets Critical Marxism: Paths and
Paradoxes of “Socialisme ou Barbarie”
Thomas Swann: Anarchism, Marxism and “Humanism”
Philip O'Sullivan: Bakunin and Marx on the Paris Commune: Grounds for a
synthesis between Anarchism and Marxism?

Conference Dinner
19:30, Staff Club, University of Nottingham

Tuesday 8th September
Session 5: 9:00-10:30
Panel 9: Individual Reconciliations 1: The Anglo-Americans
Chair: t.b.c
Andrew Cornell: C.L.R. James’ Black Bloc: The Anti-Racist Roots of
Contemporary Anarchism
David Goodway: Chris Pallis (aka Maurice Brinton) and Solidarity
Ruth Kinna: Towards a synthesis of anarchism and Marxism
Christian Høgsbjerg: A ‘Bohemian freelancer’? C.L.R. James, his early
relationship to anarchism and the intellectual origins of autonomism

Panel 10: Convergence Through Practice 2: The Traditional Left
Chair: Ben Franks
Lewis Mates: The Syndicalist challenge in the Durham coalfield before 1914
Saku Pinta: Council Communist Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War
Christos Memos: Lessons Taken from the Greek Uprising: The
Marxist-Anarchist Controversy Reconsidered In and Through Radical Praxis

Session 6: 10.45-12.15
Panel 11: Individual reconciliations 2: The French
Chair: Alex Prichard
Dave Berry: The Search for a Libertarian Communism: Daniel Guérin,
Marxism and Anarchism
Renzo Llorente: Georges Sorel’s Contribution to Anarcho-Marxism
Suzi Weissman: Victor Serge - A Man of Our Time
Larry Portis: Beyond the Rainbow: Overcoming Dogma and Confusion in the
Articulation of Revolutionary Theory and Practice

Panel 12: Cartographies of resistance
Chair: t.b.c
Alberto Toscano: Geography Against Capitalism
Benjamin Noys: Zones
Stevphen Shukaitis: Autonomy, Self-Organization, and the Spatial
Composition of the Social Imaginary

Lunch 12:15-13:15

Session 7: 13.15-14.45
Panel 13: Marx and the Anarchists
Chair: Dave Berry
Matthijs Gardenier: Autogestion et dictature du prolétariat
Nicolas Bressy: 'Un Marx libertaire? Dictature du Prolétariat chez Marx

Panel 14: Convergence Through Practice 3: Publishing
Jean Michel Kay: Beyond 'Red' and 'Black': Publishing in the pursuit of
libertarian socialism
Trevor Bark: Mayday magazine on Red and Black theoretical perspectives

Session 8 15:00-16:30
Panel 15: Ideology and Post-Ideology 2
Chair: t.b.c
Andy Robinson: Beyond the working-class: the politics of the excluded
Simon Choat: Post-Anarchism and Marxism
David Bates: Hardt and Negri: Anarchists or (Post)Marxists?

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