April 11-13: Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies a conference with keynotes by Fred Moten and Sianne Ngai Friday through Sunday, April 11-13 To live labor is to negotiate the extended processes of reproducing ourselves and others. To live labor is to engage the material conditions that traverse personhood and thinghood. To live labor is to attend […]

The Fetishism of Colonial Commodities and the Intimacies of Four Continents

a lecture by Lisa Lowe April 5, Thursday (rescheduled from March 22) 4 to 6 pm Lisa Lowe, Comparative Literature, UC San Diego This lecture revisits Marx’s fetishism of commodities and nineteenth-century liberal policies of “free trade” in relation to products (like tea, sugar, cottons, and opium) that expressed the colonial and imperial relations between […]