[OPE-L:3814] Announcement: MARXISM 2000 Conference -- NEXT WEEK

From: Stephen Cullenberg (stephen.cullenberg@UCR.EDU)
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 20:18:44 EDT

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MARXISM 2000 -- the 4th International Gala Conference hosted by Rethinking Marxism -- is finally here. Next week, 21-24 September, over 1,000 people will gather at UMass-Amherst from all continents (except Antarctica) to celebrate the richness of contemporary Marxism in all its varieties in over 190 panels, plenaries, film and video presentations and performances.

As you can see from the partial list of participants, the Conference promises to be lively and fun. On behalf of Rethinking Marxism, and the conference organizing committee, I truly hope you can attend.

Please circulate this announcement to all other interested colleagues and listservs. Thanks!

Steve Cullenberg

RETHINKING MARXISM announces its fourth
International Gala Conference


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

JOIN WITH Robert Albritton, Jack Amariglio, Giovanni Arrighi, Enid Arvidson, Margot Backus, Drucilla Barker, Ursula Biemann, Carole Biewener, Shannon Bell, John Beverley, Roy Bhaskar, Jacques Bidet, Roland Boer, Derek Boothman, Paul Burkett, Joseph Buttigieg, Antonio Callari, John Cammett, S. Charusheela, Stephen Cullenberg, Jamie Owen Daniel, Angela Davis, Mike Davis, Michael Denning, Gerard Dumenil, Gregory Elliot, Daniel Faber, Susan Feiner, Barbara Foley, Benedetto Fontana, John Foster, Harriet Fraad, Carl Freedman, Norman Geras, Katherine Gibson, Martha Gimenez, Jill Godmilow, Julie Graham, Michael Hardt, Barbara Harlow, David Harvey, Inez Hedges, Rosemary Hennessy, Peter Hitchcock, Noel Ignatiev, Susan Jahoda, Miranda Joseph, Arjo Klamer, Joel Kovel, Amitava Kumar, Lauren Langman, Neil Larsen, Paul LeBlanc, Richard Levins, Dominique Levy, Richard Lichtman, David Lloyd, Fred Lonidier, Domenico Losurdo, Lisa Lowe,  Julian Markels, Randy Martin, David McNally, William Milberg, Warren Montag, Kenneth Mostern, Meera Nanda, Richard Ohmann, Bertell Ollman, Andrew Parker, Cindy Patton, Robert Pollin, Vijay Prashad, Walid Raad, Paula Rabinowitz, R. Radkrishnana, Stephen Resnick, John Roche, Frank Rosengarten, David Ruccio, Hasana Sharp, David Shumway, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Kenneth Surin, Darko Suvin, Victor Wallis, Evan Watkins, John Weeks, Richard Wolff, 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.

Film and Video sessions with showings and discussions with film makers, including:  Ursula Biemann, Barton Byg, Jill Godmilow, Tami Gold, Nina Huntemann, Sut Jhally, Amitava Kumar, Walid Raad, and Matt Soar.

Performance Art by Susan Kleckner and Kate Wilson.

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

PURPOSE: 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 a new millennium dawns, familiar specters have dematerialized and capital is becoming increasingly global. New visions and analyses beg for articulation. It is time to take stock and move Marxism's future forward.

The prior three conferences, each attended by 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 (for details, see http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/conferences/main.html ):

*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.

SCHEDULE: Please visit our website for the full, detailed schedule of film and video panels, art and performance panels, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, live theater and music. http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/Marxism2000/schedule.html.

Thursday, September 21

10:00 am-5:00 pm:  Vendor Displays
11:00 am: Registration Desk Opens
1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions A
3:30 pm-5:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions B
5:00 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
7:30 pm: Plenary Session -- (Re)Claiming Utopia
9:30 pm: Cash Bar and Music

Friday, September 22

9:00 am-5:00 pm:  Vendor Displays
9:30 am-11:30 am: Concurrent Sessions C
11:30 am: Lunch (in local restaurants)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions D
3:30 pm: Plenary Session -- Global (Dis)Orders
5:30 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
8:00 pm: Theatrical Performance of Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho"
10:00 pm: Cash Bar and Jazz/Folk Music

Saturday, September 23

9:00 am-5:00 pm:  Vendor Displays
9:30 am-11:30 am: Concurrent Sessions E
11:30 am: Lunch (in local restaurants)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions F
3:30 pm-5:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions G
5 pm: Dinner (in local restaurants)
7:30 pm: Plenary Session -- (Re)Turns to Class
9:30 pm: Cash Bar and African Soukous Music

Sunday, September 24

9:00 am-1:00 pm:  Vendor Displays
9:30 am-11:00 am: Concurrent Sessions H
11:30 am-1:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions I
1:00 pm: Conference Ends

LOGISTICS:  The Conference is being held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Detailed information on lodging, restaurants, travel directions, and childcare is being provided to all conference registrants and can also be found on our web site, http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/Marxism2000/logistics.html. 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. This special introductory rate is available to conference participants who are new subscribers only. Find out more about subscribing to RM at http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/rm/subscribe.html. Or, subscribe online at https://www.endpointsecure.com/guilford/frameorderper.html.

Stephen Cullenberg              Office:  909-787-5037, ext. 1573
Professor 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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