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Thursday, August 29, 2013

<맑스 재장전>이 9월에 책으로 출간됩니다


여덟 명의 정치철학자가 다시 장전하는
맑스주의라는 비판의 무기!

21세기 초반 전 세계를 강타한 사상 초유의 경제•금융 위기는 과연 자본주의의 종말을 예고하는 것일까? 아니면 세계의 종말을 상상하는 것이 자본주의의 종말을 상상하는 것보다 정녕 더 쉬운 일일까?

계급투쟁, 착취, 상품물신주의, 비물질노동, 공통적인 것, 코뮤니즘이라는 이념 등 오늘날의 자본주의를 이해하는 데 없어서는 안 될 개념들의 향연을 통해 자본주의의 위기와 코뮤니즘의 전망을 진단한다.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cinema at European Graduate School, Saas Fee


This week students at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland have been taking classes in The Cinema of Anti-capitalism with Marx Reloaded writer-director and co-producer Jason Barker. (Other seminars comprising the graduate programme this summer have been given by Judith Butler, Jacques Rancière, Avital Ronell, Jeffrey Eugenides, Giorgio Agamben, Elie During, Boris Groys, Graham Harman and Michael Schmidt). 

Jason's seminars explored Marxist-materialist, metaphysical and post-metaphysical cinema theory and practice, and included film screenings and discussions of films by Cronenberg, Mulvey and Wollen, Gidal, Godard, Vertov, Sekula and Burch, Dojo Cinéma, among others (including a special screening of Marx Reloaded). 

The seminars (12 in total) generated fascinating and stimulating discussions - thanks in large part to a superb and highly-motivated class of MA and PhD students - around questions and problems of pursuing a revolutionary cinema practice in a capitalist film industry. Today, in a world of 3D Hollywood triumphalism, is a "cinema of anti-capitalism" conceivable? What films might be described as "anti-capitalist"? Under what practical and institutional conditions can and should anti-capitalist films be made? How might a revolutionary cinema practice be conducted? According to what principles, ideologies, theories?         

Jason's cinema courses are aimed at students, artists, teachers, theoreticians, film-makers, practitioners and other workers of all persuasions and professional backgrounds, and will continue to evolve at the European Graduate School (and elsewhere) over the coming years.  

For more information about attending future courses and for PhD supervision enquiries email Prof. Dr. Jason Barker at: jason.barker@egs.edu 



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cinema of Anti-Capitalism at EGS - Latest News


Here are some final notifications relating to Jason Barker's forthcoming lectures on the Cinema of Anti-Capitalism at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. For those due to attend the three day course, beginning on Tuesday 20 August, please note that students will be asked to present a short seminar paper on the second day, either individually or in pairs. A more detailed brief will be given in the lectures, but students should supplement existing reading for lectures 4 and 5 with the following article: 


The following film will be crucial to the aforementioned seminar paper and discussion, so students should endeavour to watch it prior to the start of the course:

Cronenberg, D. Cosmopolis. 2012. 109 min. 

Students are advised to check back here over the coming days for further minor course alterations. Thanks. - JB, 6 August 2013