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Marx Reloaded

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

The Centre for Ideology Critique and Žižek Studies and the Inter-disciplinary Psychosocial Seminar Series presents a screening of Marx Reloaded followed by a panel discussion with writer and director Jason Barker.

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Tuesday May 15th 2012 6:00 – 8.30 pm

Cardiff University

To register a place: http://marxreloadedcardiff.eventbrite.com

For details contact: CRICHRA@Cardiff.ac.uk

“Marx Reloaded” examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx’s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008—09. Today a new generation of philosophers, artists and political activists are returning to Marx’s ideas in order to try to make sense of the crisis and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible. Is the severity of the ongoing recession a sign that the capitalist system’s days are numbered? Ironically, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, could it be that communism might provide the solution to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet?

Written and directed by Jason Barker – himself an experienced writer, lecturer, translator and doctor of philosophy – “Marx Reloaded” comprises interviews with leading thinkers on Marxism, including those at the forefront of a popular revival in Marxist and communist ideas (including Antonio Negri, Nina Power, Jacques Rancière and Slavoj Žižek). The film also includes interviews with leading skeptics of this revival as well as light-hearted animation sequences which follow Marx’s adventures through the matrix of his own ideas.

An informal panel discussion with director and writer Jason Barker, Heiko Feldner (EUROP), Professor Chris Norris (Philosophy), and Dr. Fabio Vighi (EUROP) will follow the screening.

Professor Todd McGowan ‘Visions of Plenitude and Excess in the Cinema: Fantasy, Ideology, Freedom’

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

The Centre for Ideology Critique and Zizek Studies and the Ideology Research Group are pleased to announce the following lecture:

‘Visions of Plenitude and Excess in the Cinema: Fantasy, Ideology, Freedom’

By Professor Todd McGowan (University of Vermont, USA)

Date: Monday 14th March 2011 Time: 5.00pm Location: 2.18 (Auditorium), Euros, Park Place

All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Fabio Vighi (EUROS) at VighiF@cardiff.ac.uk, Robert Crich (EUROS) at crichra@cardiff.ac.uk or go to marxlacanzizek.wordpress.com

Supported by the Graduate School, EUROS, & ENCAP

Cardiff University Public Lecture: Professor Jodi Dean

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The Ideology Interdisciplinary Research Group (IIRG) and Centre for Ideology critique and Zizek Studies are pleased to announce the following public lecture:

‘Drive, Complexity and University Discourse’

By Professor Jodi Dean from The Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York

Date: Thursday 10th March 2011

Time: 5.00pm

Location: EUROS, room 0.22

Professor Dean is a political scientist whose publications include Blog Theory (2010), Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), Zizek’s Politics (2006) and Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy (2002). She also Blogs at ICITE jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/

All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Tom Constant (ENCAP) at constantt@cardiff.ac.uk or Robert Crich (EUROS) at crichra@cardiff.ac.uk

Supported by the Graduate School, EUROS, & ENCAP

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