Spring Academy "The Automaton of Capital, Philosophy and, Patriarchy: On the Tautological Universe of Value and Sign"
The aim of the 2018 Spring Academy is to examine the epistemic and historical limits of poststructuralist feminism: Have we reached a point when we need to vindicate the use of the notions of the real, the stable and the one, as the constitutive oppositions of fiction, mobility, and multiplicity, in order to reinvigorate feminism as an international struggle? We shall also pose the question of whether this struggle is fundamentally a socialist one. In order to tackle these and a number of other related questions, we challenge in a close reading of the works of Luce Irigaray, Dona Haraway, Karl Marx, Francois Laruelle, Judith Butler and Michel Foucault.
This year's Spring Academy will consist of a series of lectures, based on a reader previously provided by Prof. Kolozova as well as presentations by the course participants. Any papers regarding this topic as well as other related themes are welcome.
Katerina Kolozova is Professor of Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Sociological Theory at University American College-Skopje and Director and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Science and Humanities, Skopje, best known for her work on the non-philosophy of François Laruelle. She is the author of The Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014) and Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle (Brooklyn: Punctum books, 2015).
In order to participate applicants have to submit a completed application form downloadable from our link together with a cover letter stating the motivation to participate and a CV according to usual standards. Those who intend to give presentations must also attach to the application a short abstract (1000 words max.) in order to outline the project or case study to be introduced during the Winter School.
Deadline for the receipt of complete application is January 31st, 2018. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants by February 15th.