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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.