Rethinking Marxism’s 5th International Gala Conference

6-8 NOVEMBER 2003

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The conference is being held over three days, beginning on Thursday 6 November 2003 and ending on Saturday 8 November 2003. In addition to four plenary panels, there is a theatrical performance as well as an art exhibition and cultural events along with concurrent paper sessions.

Plenary, Exhibition, and Performance Events include:
Graves (Thursday, 6 November, 7:30-9:30 p.m.), a play by HartBeat Ensemble

Global Priority Plenary Session (Friday, 7 November, 3:00-4:30 p.m.)
•Grady Gerbracht (artist)
•Heng-Gil Han (Jamaica Center for the Arts)
•Susan Jahoda (University of Massachusetts)
•Jesal Kapadia (artist)
•Olu Oguibe (artist)
•John Peffer (Northwestern University)
•Michael Rakowitz (artist)
•Minnette Vari (artist)
•Alex Villar (artist)
•Peter Walsh (artist)
•Jack Amariglio (Merrimack College) — chair

Global Priority Opening Reception (Friday, 7 November, 4:30-6:00 p.m.), the Opening Reception for Global Priority art exhibition

Postcolonialism Post-9/11 Plenary Session (Friday, 7 November, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)
•Okwui Enwezor (Art Institute of Chicago)
•Amitava Kumar (Pennsylvania State University)
•Saskia Sassen (University of Chicago)
•Eiman Zein-Elabdin (Franklin and Marshall College)
•S. Charusheela (University of Hawai’i) — chair
•Joseph Buttigieg (University of Notre Dame) — Tribute to Edward Said

Whither Global Capitalism? Plenary Session (Saturday, 8 November, 1:00-3:00 p.m.)
•Jim Crotty (University of Massachusetts)
•Leo Panitch (York University)
•Richard Wolff (University of Massachusetts)
•Stephen Cullenberg (University of California) — chair

Manufacturing Empire Plenary Session (Saturday, 8 November, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)
•Michael Hardt (Duke University)
•Slavoj Zizek (University of Ljubljana)
•Harriet Fraad (psychologist, New York City) — chair

Confirmed plenary speakers and participants include: Michael Hardt Slavoj Zizek Saskia Sassen Leo Panitch Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Jim Crotty Richard Wolff Eiman Zein-Elabdin Amitava Kumar Okwui Enwezor Susan Jahoda Stephen Resnick Julie Graham Stephen Cullenberg Jack Amariglio S. Charusheela David Ruccio Grady Gerbracht Harriet Fraad Ken Surin Antonio Callari John Roche George DeMartino Enid Arvidson Lauren Langman Randy Martin Andrew Parker Joan Roelofs Victor Lippit Richard Lichtman Bertell Ollman • Joel Kovel Paul Burkett Barbara Foley Susan Buck-Morss Norman Levine Juergen Rojahn Frieder Otto Wolff Robert Albritton Shannon Bell David Kotz Marjorie Griffin Cohen Joseph Buttigieg Marcus Green Robert Pollin Jerry Epstein Paresh Chattopadhyay David Norman Smith Richard Ohmann Satyananda Gabriel Kevin Anderson Kristin Ross Susanne Soederberg Viviana Patroni Anastasia Nesvetailova Karyn Ball Susan Feiner Victor Wallis and many others

Concurrent with the conference, artists Susan Jahoda and Grady Gerbracht are curating a month long art exhibition entitled Global Priority, on view at the Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts–Amherst from 27 October 2003 through 23 November 2003.