Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:00pm
Guerlac Room AD White House
As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory. Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals across the world have produced important and innovative ideas. The endeavour to transform the world without falling into the catastrophic traps of the past has been a common element uniting these new approaches. This talk will address the question of the cartography of the expanding intellectual field of critical contemporary thought.
Razmig Keucheyan is Professor at Bordeaux University. He is the author of Nature is a Battlefield (Polity Books, 2016) and The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today (Verso 2013). He has also recently edited a selection from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks in French.