Jodi Dean - Capitalism is the end of world
** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS**
We now have 3 overspill rooms for the Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture, in addition to the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be live streamed to rooms LG01, 305 & 326 in the Professor Stuart Hall Building. There will be signages as well as stuarts available to help.
The live stream is available remotely at https://www.gold.ac.uk/live-stream/
The event is also being recorded. Further information on the recording will be announced shortly.
Mark Fisher is often credited for Fredric Jameson’s remark, “it’s easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism.” It’s right that the credit go to Mark, because his account of capitalist realism confronts us with capitalism’s unbearable yet unavoidable horrors. From the genocidal destruction of settler colonialism, through industrial production’s demolition of cultures and modes of life, to planet-altering anthropogenic climate change, capital subsumes the world. We can easily imagine the end to the world because under capitalism most of us confront it, in ways conscious and unconscious, every day as we are forced to choose our exploitation, dispossession, and confinement. Thinking with Mark, this talk will salvage possibilities of communist desire from the ruins of everyday life. It will focus on the end of comradeship, the different ways we lose our comrades. The fact of an end should not forestall beginning.
Jodi Dean is Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and author of numerous books including, The Communist Horizon and Crowds and Party.
The Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture is hosted by the Department of Visual Cultures annually in January. Each time, a speaker will be invited to engage with the themes and ideas written about by Mark with an eye to taking them further or, indeed, somewhere else.
The event is free. No booking is required. All are welcome!
(Image: Andy Fisher, Hammers & Sickles, 2018)
Dates & times
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|18 Jan 2019||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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