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The Rebirth of Marxism - Conference announcement and call for papers

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Haunting the future

The ReBirth of Marxism: Haunting the Future

National University of Ireland Maynooth, 4 – 5 May 2018
Call for papers

In his play Marx in Soho, Howard Zinn has Marx ask “Don’t you wonder why it is necessary to proclaim me dead, again and again?”

May 5, 2018 will be Marx’s 200th anniversary – one among many anniversaries which remind us of Marx and Engels’ long-lasting impact on the modern world. As we send this out, we are sandwiched between the 150th anniversary of Capital and the 100th of what Gramsci called a “Revolution against Capital” in Russia. Our conference includes the May Day bank holiday, celebrated by the traditional labour movement – but it also marks the 50th anniversary of the start of “May 1968” in Paris, while “Ireland’s 1968” is sometimes dated to the violent suppression of a civil rights demonstration in Derry, five months later.

The ReBirth of Marxism: Haunting the Future

National University of Ireland Maynooth, 4 – 5 May 2018
Call for papers

In his play Marx in Soho, Howard Zinn has Marx ask “Don’t you wonder why it is necessary to proclaim me dead, again and again?”

May 5, 2018 will be Marx’s 200th anniversary – one among many anniversaries which remind us of Marx and Engels’ long-lasting impact on the modern world. As we send this out, we are sandwiched between the 150th anniversary of Capital and the 100th of what Gramsci called a “Revolution against Capital” in Russia. Our conference includes the May Day bank holiday, celebrated by the traditional labour movement – but it also marks the 50th anniversary of the start of “May 1968” in Paris, while “Ireland’s 1968” is sometimes dated to the violent suppression of a civil rights demonstration in Derry, five months later.

Marx’s work dramatises one of the most vital impulses in contemporary thought and politics, a spectre haunting not only Europe but the world: it is invoked by social movements and trade unions, parties and governments representing a bewildering variety of political approaches; by researchers and teachers in many different disciplines, reading Marx in many different ways; by pundits and critical journalists from the very soft left to the radical fringe; as well as an afterlife in films and music, streetnames and museums from the celebratory to the condemnatory. Within or in dialogue with feminism or postcolonialism, ecology or anti-racism, psychoanalysis or literature, Foucauldians or anarchists, struggles for global justice or GLBTQ+ liberation, Marxist voices and echoes of Marx continue to contribute to popular and intellectual attempts to understand and transform the world.

A major international conference at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, near Dublin, will explore Marx and Engels’ far-reaching different contributions to analysis and political practice, the ways in which their lives and work helped shape history and culture around the world, the many different strands and meanings of “Marxism”, and how we can understand the legacy and ongoing relevance of Marx today, in a world which has changed so much but which – as many have commented in recent years – he would have had no difficulty in recognising. How can Marxism continue to contribute intellectually and practically to critique, understanding and transformation, in Ireland and globally?

Our keynote speakers for the conference are two authors and activists whose work has had an impact around the world: the Italian philosopher Toni Negri, a major figure in leftist thought and debates for half a century, and the American political scientist Jodi Dean, one of the most influential of a younger generation seeking to refashion Marxist ideas today. They exemplify the diversity which this conference seeks to support and celebrate: not the search for a single “true Marxism” but a dialogue of critique as well as solidarity between different traditions, and between theory and practice.

Marx and Engels’ engagement with Ireland exemplifies some of the diversity we seek to express: from Engels’ love for the Burns sisters and exploration of Manchester’s “Little Ireland” to Eleanor Marx’ support for the Fenians, and from Marx’ analysis of the economics of Irish soil to his conviction that the “Irish Question” was central to working-class emancipation in England, we do not find a single, simple idea but a living engagement with complex realities in need of dialectical connection and political transformation.

We welcome proposals for contributions from activists as well as academic researchers. The conference programme will include cultural and social dimensions; while many presentations will be traditional (20-minute) talks followed by discussion, we are also open to other formats as well as panel proposals conventional and unconventional. Please send us a title, author details (name, affiliation, “independent scholar” etc.) and an abstract (no more than 250 words) to marxinmaynooth2018@gmail.com by February 1st 2018. We also welcome informal enquiries in advance of this date. Selected papers from the conference will be published by a major academic press.

Possible themes for presentations include, but are not limited to:
- Marxisms, many and fertile: the diversity of interpretations, multiple contributions to intellectual work in the academy and beyond, different traditions and cultures, many afterlives;
- Marx and Engels’ intellectual, political and personal engagement with Ireland and the Irish;
- Praxis: Marxism’s contribution to and engagement with many different kinds of social movements and political struggle in hugely varying contexts today;
- “Marxism and…”: dialogue and engagement with other radical theoretical and political traditions whether around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, power, democracy, ecology, postcolonialism…

We particularly welcome papers which speak to the very diverse audiences – of scholars, activists and students, people working in different disciplines and movements, from different countries and different Marxist and other traditions – we expect for this conference. We encourage people to attempt prove the “this-worldliness” of their thinking – and Marxism! – for these different fields, to create a lively and challenging space for discussion. What if anything is the value of Marxism today?

The organising committee is made up of (alphabetically) Colin Coulter, Laurence Cox, Sinéad Kennedy, Chandana Mathur, Conor McCarthy and Eamonn Slater, representing a range of academic disciplines, Marxist traditions, political affiliations and none. The conference is supported by the departments of Anthropology, English and Sociology at Maynooth as well as by Maynooth’s Conference and Workshop Support Fund and the Sociological Association of Ireland.

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Deadline for abstract submissions is February 1st: details at https://hauntingthefuture.wordpress.com/about/

Keynote titles
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Toni Negri, "Beginning again from Marx"
Jodi Dean, "Theory of the comrade"

Rates:
• Unwaged, low waged, precariously employed, students €10
• Full time academic rate (non institutionally funded) €30
• Full time academic rate (institutionally funded) €60
• Maynooth students FREE
• Toni Negri’s keynote lecture will be FREE

The fee covers both days of the conference (Friday and Saturday), including lunch, tea and coffee on both days.
Registration will be open shortly; check the website after February 1st.

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