The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre run jointly between the Departments of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, London

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Recording of Powers and Limits of Property workshop (11 June 2015) – Part 2

Powers and Limits of Property Workshop – Session 2

Chair: Alain Pottage
José Bellido and Kathy Bowrey – Licensing Gone Wrong
Hyo Yoon Kang – When Intellectual Property Becomes Speculative: A Study of Patents as Financial Instruments
[NB: unfortunately Bellido and Bowrey’s paper was not recorded]

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Recording of Powers and Limits of Property workshop (11 June 2015) – Part 1

Powers and Limits of Property – Session 1

Chair: Julia Ng
Robert Nichols – Dispossession: A Conceptual Reconstruction
Brenna Bhandar and Alberto Toscano – Race, Real Estate and Real Abstraction
Eyal Weizman – The Conflict Shoreline

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Recording of ‘Dictionary of Untranslatables’ (with Balibar, Campos, Cassin, Lezra)

A discussion and launch of Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin (Princeton University Press, 2014), with:

Barbara Cassin
Étienne Balibar (Kingston)
Lucie Campos (Institut Français)
Jacques Lezra (NYU, co-editor of the English translation)

Organised by Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel) & Alberto Toscano (Co-Director, CPCT).

Co-Chair: Julia Ng (Co-Director, CPCT)

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Recording of ‘Deprovincialising Marxism’, a workshop with Harry Harootunian (1 July 2016)

A Workshop on Harry Harootunian’s Marx After Marx: History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism

In the author’s own words, Harootunian’s new book presents us with “a Marx who was able to expand his own angle of vision from the 1860s on and widen his perspective to envisage a global arena marked by the formation of the world market.

We can perceive in this epochal shift that Marx had moved toward envisioning the multiple possibilities for radical transformation among the world’s societies that no longer depended on their capacity to replicate a singular model offered by a European nation-state or bypass the colonial experience, and which, as his views on Russia showed, could utilize the residues of a prior modes of production to create either a new register of formal subsumption or bypass capital altogether”.

This workshop will explore the challenge that Marx After Marx poses to Western Marxisms and postcolonial theories alike, in its critical recovery of Marx’s notion of formal subsumption and its attention to the temporal unevenness that has marked capitalism from its origins, as well as to the non-Western Marxist theorists – from José Carlos Mariátegui to Uno Kozo – who forged the tools to think the capital-labour relation beyond Eurocentric and stageist imaginaries.

With Harry Harootunian, Svenja Bromberg, Michael Dutton and Alberto Toscano
Chaired by Rajyashree Pandey