Reading Group: Pollock on State Capitalism

11 Sep

READING GROUP:friedrich-pollock

PCPN is excited to continue our summer/fall session — Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School — tomorrow (09/12) with a discussion of Friedrich Pollock’s account of state capitalism.

Reading:

  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • “Causes Within the Reach of Man: Early Arguments For and Against the Anthropocene” – Anya Zilberstein (Concordia University), September 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • COLLOQUIUM: “STORYTELLING AND MULTISPECIES JUSTICE” – Ursula Heise (University of California), September 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • LECTURE: “SPECIES AND NARRATIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE” – Ursula Heise (University of California), September 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
  • Colloquium: “The Terrible, the Repulsive, and the Obscene: The Provincial Origins of Moscow Actionism, 1991-1995” – Michelle Maydanchik (Dietrich School Humanities Center), September 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm; Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

OTHER NEWS:

Ever wondered how much we have really covered in reading group? Check out the new link that includes a (nearly) comprehensive list of every text that has been covered by the reading group since its inception a few years ago. LINK HERE

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Dr. Fred Evans’ keynote from (un)commons: theory and public space is now available on youtube and our video page. Check it out!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Critical Theory: Politics and the Frankfurt School

  • 09/12: Pollock, “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and Limitations”
  • 09/19: Bataille, “The Meaning of General Economy” and “Laws of General Economy” from The Accursed Share
  • 09/26: Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance”
  • 10/03: Horkheimer, “The Authoritarian State”
    Horkheimer, “The End of Reason”
  • 10/17: Adorno, “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda”
  • 10/24: Adorno and Horkheimer, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” from Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • 10/31: Kirchheimer, “Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise”
  • 11/07: Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Excerpts)
  • 11/14: Marcuse, “Marxism and Feminism”
    Brown, “Feminist Theory and the Frankfurt School”
  • 11/21: Said, “Introduction” Orientalism
    Said, “Traveling Theory”

Critical Theory-

2 Responses to “Reading Group: Pollock on State Capitalism”

  1. Linda Raimondi September 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Not sure if anyone is interested but we have a visiting scholar at RMU, Dr. Annette Förster author of “Peace, Justice, and the International Order”. She will hold two lectures at RMU:
    “Torture and Democracy”
    Wednesday, October 26
    2:00-3:30pm
    Rise Theater,
    1st Floor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

    “German Politics”
    Tuesday, November 29
    3:00-4:30pm
    Library, Patrick Henry

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