The UF Marxist Reading Group would like to announce its second annual
interdisciplinary conference:


March 30 - April 1, 2000 at the University of Florida

Keynote Speakers:

Barbara Foley
(author of Radical Representations: Politics and Form in U.S. Proletarian Fiction, 1929-1941
and Telling The Truth: The Theory And Practice Of Documentary Fiction)

Thomas Frank
(contributor to The Washington Post, The Nation, Harper's, and In These Times, editor of The Baffler, co-editor of Commodify Your Dissent, and author of The Conquest of Cool:
Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism)

Prospective panels include:

Utopian literatures
Corporate Space
Imagining "Japan"
Ex(er)/(or)cising Heidegger
Alternative Critique: Walter Benjamin and the ARCADES PROJECT
Autobiography and the Politics of Identity
Marxism and the Political Economy of Globalization
Corporate Cultural Production and Containment: The Infotainment Industry
Social responsibility and Late Capitalism
Secret Politics & Hidden Agendas: Esotericism in Literature and Philosophy
Designer Subjectivities: Sciences of "Self" and Political Agency
Labor Roundtable
Materialist Feminisms
Class Structure & the Labor Process
History of Unions and the Labor Movement
The WTO and Globalization
Liberation Theology and Revolutionary Movements
Public Art and Social Movements
Radical Performance and Performativity

Abstracts can be submitted via campus mail to the Marxist Reading Group
mailbox, 4012 Turlington. Email submissions, questions, comments and
critiques should be sent to:

The Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2000. February 7, 2000.