Thursday, September 15 from 3-5 PM
Introductory discussion based on the New York Times series on social class in America: Class Matters (2005). Book will be available in the UIC bookstore.
Wednesday, October 19 from 3-5 PM
Institute for Humanities, lower level Stevenson Hall, 701 S. Morgan
Discussion of selections by Slavoj Zizek, who will speak at UIC on October 21. .
Slavoj Zizek readings:
Interview: "Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe"
"Shoplifters of the World Unite" (print version) LRB 19 August 2011
"Good manners in the Age of WikiLinks" (print version)LRB Vol.33 No.2 - 20 January 2011
Dean, Jodi. "Fascism and Stalinism" (excerpts). Zizek's Politics. New York: Routledge, 2006
Monday, February 6, 2012 from 3-5 p.m.
Jefferson Cowie-"A Nation Without Class: The 1970s and the Origins of Our Own Time"
Thursday, March 15 from 3–5 p.m.
“Re-thinking Race, Class, and Gender”
Institute for the Humanities, lower level, Stevenson Hall, 701 S. Morgan, UIC
Walter Benn Michaels, UIC English
Corey Capers, UIC African American Studies and History
Leon Fink, UIC History
Nancy Fraser, New School for Social Research, 2011–2012 Visiting Fellow
April 5, 2012 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Carlos Forment, Associate Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research
Argentina's Recuperated Factory Movement, Neo Liberal Globalization and Citizenship: "An Arendtian Perspective"