[OPE-L:3295] CFP: MARXISM 2000 -- extended deadline 15 July

From: Stephen Cullenberg (stephen.cullenberg@UCR.EDU)
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 16:03:23 EDT

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RETHINKING MARXISM announces its fourth
International Gala Conference


21-24 September (Thursday-Sunday) 2000
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

JOIN WITH Jack Amariglio, Enid Arvidson, Margot Backus, Carole Biewener, Joseph Buttigieg, Antonio Callari, John Cammett, S. Charusheela, Stephen Cullenberg, Angela Davis, Mike Davis, Gerard Dumenil, Gregory Elliot, Susan Feiner, Benedetto Fontana, John Foster, Harriet Fraad, Rob Garnett, Norman Geras, Katherine Gibson, Julie Graham, Michael Hardt, David Harvey, Rosemary Hennessy, Peter Hitchcock, Noel Ignatiev, Susan Jahoda, Joel Kovel, Amitava Kumar, Richard Levins, Dominique Levy, David Lloyd, Lisa Lowe, Warren Montag, Bertell Ollman, Andrew Parker, Robert Pollin, Stephen Resnick, John Roche, David Ruccio, David Shumway, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Darko Suvin, Evan Watkins, Richard Wolff, Howard Zinn and many others in celebrating the richness of contemporary Marxism and other liberation communities.

Plenary sessions include:
(Re)Claiming Utopia with Norman Geras, JK Gibson-Graham, and Lisa Lowe;
Global (Dis)Orders with David Harvey, David Ruccio, and Gayatri Spivak;
(Re)Turns to Class with Angela Davis and Mike Davis.

There will also be a performance of Howard Zinn's nationally acclaimed play,
Marx in Soho, with Brian Jones.

(Extended deadline for proposal submission is 15 July 2000)

PURPOSE: The editors of RETHINKING MARXISM announce the fourth in its series of international Gala conferences that aim to celebrate the richness of contemporary Marxism in all its varieties. The prior three conferences, each attended by well over one thousand persons 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.

With the new millennium upon us, the editors of RETHINKING MARXISM intend "Marxism 2000" to explore and engender fresh insights and hopes, struggles and pleasures, and to (re)claim utopian visions for just and humane global alternatives. As Marxism's long first century draws to a close, we may reflect back on its many successes and unfortunate failures. The history of Marxism has certainly been contradictory, and we can learn from and embrace the insights of the many Marxisms that have profoundly shaped the last 150 years. Today, as a new millennium dawns, familiar specters have now dematerialized and capital is becoming increasingly global. New visions and analyses beg for articulation. As we enter Marxism's next century, the Left once again faces tremendous challenges and exciting opportunities. It is time to take stock and move Marxism's future forward.

STRUCTURE: 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.

The conference will be held over four days, beginning on Thursday 21 September and ending on Sunday 24 September. In addition to three plenary sessions and a performance, there will be concurrent panels and art/cultural events, tentatively scheduled as follows:

Thursday, September 21

11 am: Registration Desk Opens
1 pm: Concurrent Sessions
5 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
7:30 pm: Plenary Session -- (Re)Claiming Utopia
9:30 pm: Cash Bar and Music

Friday, September 22

9:30 am: Concurrent Sessions
11:30 am: Lunch (in local restaurants)
1 pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm: Plenary Session -- Global (Dis)Orders
5:30 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
8 pm: Theatrical Performance of Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho"
10 pm: Cash Bar and Music

Saturday, September 23

9:30 am: Concurrent Sessions
11:30 am: Lunch (in local restaurants)
1 pm: Concurrent Sessions
5 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
7:30 pm: Plenary Session -- (Re)Turns to Class
9:30 pm: Cash Bar and Music

Sunday, September 24

9:30 am: Concurrent Sessions
1:00 pm: Conference Ends

LOGISTICS:  The Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Detailed information on lodging, travel directions, and childcare will be provided to all conference registrants and can also be found on our web site, http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/Marxism2000/. For additional information on childcare, please contact Cecilia Rio at mailto:rio@econs.umass.edu

PUBLICATIONS: 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.

SUBSCRIPTIONS: A special introductory subscription rate to RETHINKING MARXISM is available to conference participants @ $30 for four issues--nearly 150ff the regular rate. Subscription requests and payments can be sent along with conference registration fees to the address below. This special introductory rate is available to new subscribers only.

REGISTRATION: Please use the registration form below, or download a form from our website, http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/Marxism2000/. Note that the address to which to send the completed form depends on whether you are also submitting a proposal.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Proposals for papers, panels, and other forms of presentation must be submitted by regular mail, not over email.

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. Send proposals to the address listed on the registration form below.

To encourage as wide a range of presentations as possible, we have extended the deadline for proposal submissions to 15 July 2000.

VENDORS AND ADVERTISEMENTS: Literature tables and display areas are available to groups, vendors, and publishers at reasonable rates. Ad space in the conference program is also available at reasonable rates. All ads must be camera ready. Please contact Marjolein van der Veen for more information at mailto:mvanderv@wellesley.edu.



Please fill out the information below, print out the form, and mail it to the appropriate address. Note that the address to which to send the completed form depends on whether you are also submitting a proposal.




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Pre-Registration Rates:

______Full $60 (at Conference $70)
______Full, Low-Income $30 (at Conference $35)
______Two Days $45 (at Conference $55)
______Two Days, Low-Income $20 (at Conference $25)
______One Day $30 (at Conference $40)
______One Day, Low Income $10 (at Conference $15)


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______If SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL for a paper or a panel, please mail to:

Marxism 2000
Department of Economics
University of California
Riverside, CA  92521  USA

______If NOT submitting a proposal, please mail to:

Rob Garnett
Department of Economics
Box 298510
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX  76129  USA

Stephen Cullenberg              Office:  909-787-5037, ext. 1573
Department of Economics     Fax:     909-787-5685
University of California           Email:   stephen.cullenberg@ucr.edu
Riverside, CA 92521             http://www.ucr.edu/CHSS/depts/econ/sc.htm

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