After a long hiatus, we are pleased to announce that we have scheduled two meetings of the CSE’s Transpennine Working Group for this term. It would be great to see you all there, if you can make it.
2-4pm, Friday 5th February: Daniel Bin (University of Brasilia), “Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Dispossessions”, Room ARC/112 Focus Room 2, York University. PDF here:
Full details for March to follow but 2-4pm, Friday 4th March: Ilias Alami (University of Manchester), “Post-Crisis Capital Controls in Developing and Emerging Countries: Regaining Policy Space?”, University of Manchester.
We’re very pleased to announce the next TWPG meeting:
Nina Power (Roehampton)
‘Work, Anti-Work and Social Reproduction’
2-4 pm, Friday 23rd May, York University
Meeting room TBC
Chris O’Kane’s Trans-Pennine seminar has moved date and venue.Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
It will now take place on April 25th and will be in the Beech Grove House seminar room at the University of Leeds from 2pm.
Chris O’Kane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’.
Wednesday 19 March Zochonis Lecture Theatre A, 15:30 – 17:00.
Professor Vivek Chibber (New York University) ‘Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital’.
A provocative intellectual assault on the Subalternists’ foundational work.
Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most comprehensive response yet to postcolonial theory. Focusing on the hugely popular Subaltern Studies project, Chibber shows that its foundational arguments are based on a series of analytical and historical misapprehensions. He demonstrates that it is possible to affirm a universalizing theory without succumbing to Eurocentrism or reductionism.
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital promises to be a historical milestone in contemporary social theory.
Supported by the Manchester Global Political Economy Research Cluster, the Manchester Political Economy Institute, and the CSE Trans-Pennine Working Group.
We’re delighted to be able to confirm that our March meeting will feature Vivek Chibber who will be talking about his recent Verso book Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. The talk will take place in Manchester (room to be confirmed) on the afternoon of Wednesday March 19th. All welcome
April 25th 2014 (TBC)
Trans-Pennine awayday in Birmingham
May 2nd 2014
Chris O’Kane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’ in York.
May 23rd 2014
Nina Power (Roehampton) ‘Work and anti-work ideas’ in York.
July 1st 2014
South Atlantic Quarterly Rountable featureing Ana Dinerstein, Greig Charnock, Werner Bonefeld in Manchester.
May 2nd 2014 Chris Okane (Sussex) ‘Reification and Crisis’ at York.
May 23rd 2014 Nina Power (Roehampton) ‘Work and anti-work ideas’ at Leeds (TBC).