Objectos, Hábitos e Incorporações /
Do Corpo à Pele

13.12.2017

Taking the Fear out of Failure

14.11.2017

Fashion Communication in the Digital World

14.11.2017

Post Performance Future

09.11.2017

Cavell and Marx, Endings, Beginnings

03.11.2017

We cannot say that Stanley Cavell is a Marxist in the way that we could perhaps say that he is an Emersonian. This does not mean that Cavell is not interested in Marx and his philosophy. But what is his interest?

Marx situates what Cavell calls the modern, the intersection of modern philosophy and modern art which has to do with a new kind of difficulty. The philosopher associates this with a moment of radical breaking with tradition that is epitomised by Marx.[1] Cavell’s claim is supported by a quote from Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right that argues that “the criticism of religion has been essentially completed” and that “the task of history, once the other-world of truth has vanished, to establish the truth of this world.”[2] Cavell characterises this moment as one

in which history and its conventions can no longer be taken for granted; in which music and painting and poetry (like nations) have to define themselves against their pasts; the beginning of a moment in which each of the arts becomes its own subject, as if its immediate artistic task is to establish its own existence.[3]

In The World Viewed, he frames again Marx’s contribution within the “radical criticism of one’s culture” listing many thinkers and artists who thought in terms of breaks with the past and present. He pairs Marx with Hegel in their thinking that philosophy “had come to an end, or ought to.”[4]

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[1] Stanley Cavell, “Foreword”, in Must We Mean What We Say? (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1976), p. xxxvi.
[2] Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, trans. Annette Jolin and Joseph O’Malley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970), pars. 1 and 7, http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1843/critique-hpr/intro.htm.
[3] Cavell, “Foreword”, p. xxxvi.
[4] Cavell, The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, enlarged edn. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979), p. 3.

Às Cegas

02.11.2017

Etnografia Idiota

17.10.2017

The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future

10.10.2017

Isto Não Se Lê

03.10.2017

Equipamentos Monásticos e Prática Espiritual

03.10.2017

Untitled

25.09.2017

CFP III “Marx em Maio” · III “Marx in May”

30.06.2017

III Congresso Internacional “Marx em Maio”: “No Bicentenário do Nascimento de Karl Marx”
3 a 5 de Maio de 2018
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

O Grupo de Estudos Marxistas (GEM) convida todos os estudantes, investigadores e outras pessoas interessadas em estudar Marx e o marxismo, na sua multiplicidade de áreas e correntes, a enviar os seus resumos.

Regras de submissão:

• os resumos devem ser enviados numa das seguintes línguas: português, inglês, francês ou espanhol, ter entre 250 a 500 palavras, e vir acompanhados de 3 a 5 palavras-chave;
• as submissões devem ser enviadas com o assunto “Submissão ao III Congresso Marx em Maio”, no corpo de texto deve constar o nome do autor, a instituição a que pertence e/ou a atividade, e o resumo segue em anexo, formato Word, sem qualquer referência acerca do autor;
• as submissões devem ser enviadas com o assunto “Submissão ao III Congresso Marx em Maio”, no corpo de texto deve constar o nome do autor, a instituição a que pertence e/ou a atividade, e o resumo segue em anexo, formato Word, sem qualquer referência acerca do autor;
• as submissões devem ser enviadas para: grupodeestudosmarxistas@gmail.com (até 31 de Agosto de 2017);
• as submissões são apresentadas a uma comissão científica e submetidas a avaliação cega;
• as decisões finais são conhecidas até 30 de Setembro de 2017 (posteriormente serão facultadas as normas e prazos para a versão final.

Sugerem-se os seguintes temas:

• Karl Marx (vida e obra);
• os 100 anos da Revolução Russa de Outubro;
• sobre O Capital;
• o Manifesto do Partido Comunista e as revoluções de 1848 nos seus 170 anos;
• o(s) revisionismo(s);
• o marxismo, as ciências e a tecnologia;
• o marxismo em Portugal;
• arte e estética;
• o marxismo e o direito;
• o marxismo e a economia;
• o movimento sindical;
• outros temas.

Comissão Científica: Catarina Casanova; Guilherme da Fonseca-Statter; Helena Serôdio; João Maria de Freitas-Branco; José Paulo Netto; Manuel Loff; Periklis Pavlidis; Sérgio Dias Branco.

Comissão Organizadora: GEM.

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III International Congress “Marx in May”: “In the Bicentenary of Karl Marx’s Birth”
3-5 May 2018
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

The Group of Marxist Studies (GEM) invites all students, researchers and others, interested in the study of Marx and Marxism, its multiplicity of areas and trends, to send the abstracts.

Abstract guidelines:

• abstracts should be written in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and should have a 250-500 word count, 3 to 5 Keywords;
• proposal of the submission must be sent with the subject “Submissão ao III Congresso Marx em Maio”. Author’s identification, institution/affiliation and/or current activity should be included in the body of text and the abstract in Word format must be attached, without any reference about the author;
• proposal of the submission must be sent to grupodeestudosmarxistas@gmail.com (until August 31, 2017);
• all sent abstracts will be evaluated by a scientific committee, ensuring a blind review;
• notification of acceptance: up to September 30, 2017 (rules and deadlines of the final version will be announced subsequently).

The following topics are recommended:

• Karl Marx (life and works);
• the 100 years of the Russian October Revolution;
• on The Capital;
• 170 years of the Manifest of the Communist Party and the revolutions of 1848;
• revisionism(s);
• marxism, science and technology;
• marxism in Portugal;
• art and aesthetics;
• marxism and law;
• marxism and economy;
• the trade union movement;
• other topics.

Academic Committee: Catarina Casanova; Guilherme da Fonseca-Statter; Helena Serôdio; João Maria de Freitas-Branco; José Paulo Netto; Manuel Loff; Periklis Pavlidis; Sérgio Dias Branco.

Organizing Committee: GEM.

Rrveolução!

20.06.2017

Kakania, Budapeste

04.05.2017

Conversations 5 CFP: The Aesthetics of Politics and the Politics of Aesthetics In and After Cavell

15.03.2017

Stanley Cavell has described the “new, yet unapproachable America.” These days, America seems as unapproachable as ever. Cavell’s reprise of Thoreau for the twentieth century, where American sins of slavery and the Mexican-American War are trumped by the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, was either “politically” effective or it was not.

While Cavell has been open about his desire to address politics questions in a philosophical manner, it remains a matter of some dispute how, if at all, he does so. One reason for this is that Cavell does not outline a political platform or recommend specific action of any kind; another is that — from his late sixties Lear essay on — the political moment in Cavell is regularly entangled with aesthetic and epistemological questions.

In what ways, then, are Cavell’s political writings efficacious? How might Cavell’s reading of King Lear help us make headway of the peculiar political challenges America faces in the twenty-first century, if one extends a critique of America begun by Thoreau to the Black Lives Matter movement, or to the War in Iraq? And how might Cavell’s writings avoid falling into the aestheticization of politics criticized by thinkers such as Benjamin, Schmitt, and Habermas? For the fifth issue of Conversations, we invite essays that address these questions as they emerge either in Cavell’s own work or in the evident political crises of our time as seen in light of that work. Topics might include:

• Cavell and Romanticism
• Politics as poetics and poetics as politics
• Cavell and Hannah Arendt
• Cavell and Pragmatism
• Cavell and political resistance
• Cavell and Black Lives Matter
• Cavell and democracy
• Cavell and the republican tradition
• Cavell and Communitarianism
• Cavell and perfectionism
• Cavell and the politics of cinema

Papers should be no more than 6000 words, including footnotes, and must follow the notes and bibliography citation system described in The Chicago Manual of Style. We also welcome shorter, more intimate pieces addressing specific questions (800-1200 words).

Please send complete articles to Amir Khan at amirazizkhan@missouristate.edu no later than September 15th, 2017. If you submit your article through the website, please send a follow-up query to one of the managing editors as well (Amir Khan or Sérgio Dias Branco at sdiasbranco@fl.uc.pt).