Left-Wing Convergence?

3 May

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW REPLACED BY THIS EVENT

 

Special Issue launch event

Left-Wing Convergence?
Capital and Class, 40(1)

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 1.15 – 5.15pm
University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower 415

Confirmed speakers: Alex Prichard, Owen Worth, Yagmur Savran, Simon Choat, Nicholas Kiersey, Teivo Teivainen.

The current issue of Capital and Class is a Special Issue: Left-wing convergence. The aim of the special issue is to consider the prospects for convergence between different strands of left thought and practice, and especially that between anarchism and Marxism. As the editors of the special issue, Alex Prichard and Owen Worth, argue, “in the current context, convergence between the two has not merely become a possibility but, one might suggest, a necessity.”

The special issue includes contributions from Alex Prichard and Owen Worth, Teivo Teivainen, Bice Maiguashca, Jonathan Dean, and Dan Keith, Judith Vey, Nicholas Kiersey and Wanda Vrasti, Simon Choat, Stuart Ingham, and Angela Wigger. It can be found here: http://cnc.sagepub.com/content/current

This Special Issue launch event will feature discussion and presentations around the core issues raised.

Itinerary

1.15 Welcome

1.30: Introduction: Left-wing convergence, Alex Prichard (University of Exeter) and Owen Worth (University of Limerick and managing editor of Capital and Class)

2.00: The Rojava Revolution: An experiment in left convergence?, Yagmur Savran (UNRISD/University of Bradford)

3.00-3.15: tea/coffee

3.30: Panel/papers

Simon Choat (Kingston University), Marxism and anarchism in an age of neoliberal crisis

Nicholas Kiersey (presenting) (Ohio University) and Wanda Vrasti (Humboldt University), A convergent genealogy? Space, time and the promise of horizontal politics today

Teivo Teivainen (University of Helsinki), Occupy representation and democratise prefiguration: Speaking for others in global justice movements

4.30: Appraising the possibility for left-wing convergence: a discussion led by David Bailey (University of Birmingham)

5.15 End, followed by drinks

Attendance is free. Hosted by CSE Midlands. Please register by emailing: d.j.bailey@bham.ac.uk

More details: https://csemidlands.wordpress.com

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