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

THE FUTURE OF THOSE WHO MAKE IT: REVOLUTIONARY SPECULATIONS

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
(Post)Marxism/Politics/Deconstruction
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
WWW.Marx/ism
Liberation Theology and Revolutionary Movements
Public Art and Social Movements
Architecture/Urbanism
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: extinction@clas.ufl.edu.

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