Saturday 28 April 2018

Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas - Conference in Chicago

From April 27-29, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will co-host a gathering of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society. The confrence title is: “Rosa Luxemburg and Her Ideas: Engaging the Left and Impacting the World. It takes place at the historic UE Hall in Chicago, Illinois.

I am having a lecture with the title:
Anti-war Theory and Activism in Permanent State of Exception

8:30am-9:00am  Light Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am  Welcome and Housekeeping
Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Albert Scharenberg & Ethan Earle
9:30am-10:15am  Memorials
In Memory of William A. Pelz: Axel Fair-Schulz
In Memory of Narihiko Ito: Ottokar Luban
10:15am-10:20am  Short Break
10:20am-12:15pm  Panel 1: Reports on International Research
Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Univ. Calcutta, India (Retired): “Evaluation of Rosa Luxemburg: An Examination of Changing Perspectives of International Scholarship”
Ma Jiahong, University of Peking, China; Post-doc Researcher at IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands: “Review and Prospect of Chinese Study in Rosa Luxemburg”
Axel Fair-Schulz, State University of New York, Potsdam, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg and the November Revolution: Recent Trends in Historiography”
Uwe Sonnenberg, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany: “Report: Events Organized by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung on the Centenary of the German Revolution 1918/19”
Chair: Mario Keßler
12:15pm-1:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm-2:10pm  Panel 2a: Race, Class, and Movement Building
Peter Hudis, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, USA: “Racism and the Logic of Capital: A Marxist-Humanist Assessment of the Relevance of Luxemburg’s Thought for Today’s Struggles Against Racism”
Valentine Eben, Univ. of Minnesota, USA: “A View from Indymedia Africa: What would Luxembourg Say About Today’s Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Revolution?”
Chair: Michael Löwy
1:00pm-2:10pm  Panel 2b: The Private Rosa Luxemburg
Helen Scott, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA: “‘Like a Flash from Eternity’: Rosa Luxemburg on Literature”
Rory Castle Jones, Swansea Univ., Wales, UK: “‘All the Hidden, Bitter Tears’: Family, Identity and the Shaping of Revolutionary Red Rosa”
Chair: Helen Boak
2:10pm-2:15pm  Short Break
2:15pm-3:25pm  Panel 3: Rosa Luxemburg and Colonialism
Alyssa Adamson, Stony Brook University, NY, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg and Decolonial Political Theory”
Sandra Rein, University of Alberta, Canada: “Rosa Luxemburg on Colonialism: Why It Still Matters”
Chair: Lorraine Cohen
3:25pm-3:40pm  Coffee/Tea Break
3:40pm-6:00pm  Panel 4: Luxemburg and Other Female Socialist Thinkers
Andreas Stuhlmann, University of Alberta, Canada: “‘The Ghost of Rosa Luxemburg’: Hannah Arendt on Undogmatic Judgment, Spontaneity, and Revolution”
Eleni Varikas, Univ. Paris 8/ Saint-Denis, CNRS, France; 2018 Visiting Prof. at Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg, Hannah Arendt and the Question of Plurality”
Franklin Dmitryev, Chicago, USA: “Revolutionary Intercommunication between the Ages: The “Dialogue” between Rosa Luxemburg and Raya Dunayevskaya”
Dana Mills, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK: “Going Ahead in 1893: When Eleanor Met Rosa”
Chair: Sandra Rein
6:00pm-6:05pm  Short Break
6:05pm-7:45pm  Keynote 1: The Contemporary Significance of Rosa Luxemburg’s Socialist Feminism
Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Chair: Ankica Čakardič
8:30am-9:00am  Light Breakfast
9:00am-10:40am  Panel 5: Discussions on Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital (1)
Inderjeet Singh, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, India: “The Accumulation of Capital in the Era of Imperialism”
Andrew Kliman, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, USA: “Luxemburg’s Theory of Capital Accumulation: Still Influential, but Still Wrong”
Bradley Mayer, San Leandro, California, USA: “Primitive Accumulation Inside and Out“
Chair: Ingo Schmidt
10:40am-10:45am  Short Break
10:45am-11:45am  Panel 6: Discussions on Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital (2)
Lin Haochao, Wuhan University, China: “The Inevitable Rise of Opposing Individual Freedom in Modernization: Based on the Theory of the Accumulation of Capital”
Ankica Čakardič, Univ. Zagreb, Croatia: “Rosa Luxemburg and the ‘Woman Question’: From the Theory of Accumulation to Social Reproduction Theory“
Chair: Ma Jiahong
11:45am-12:00pm  Coffee/Tea Break
12:00pm-1:10pm  Keynote 2: Women in the German Revolution, 1918/19
Helen Boak, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
Chair: Alyssa Adamson
1:10pm-2:00pm  Lunch
2:00pm-4:00pm  Panel 7a: Marxist Thinking
Julia Killet, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Munich, Germany: “Rosa Luxemburg’s Advice to the Socialist Movement (Considerations by Luxemburg Biographer Paul Froelich)”
Mario Keßler, Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany: “Ossip K. Flechtheim, 1909-1998: Editor of Rosa Luxemburg’s Works and Pioneer of Research on Communism in Germany”
Zhang Meng, Wuhan University, China: “Reflection on the Relationship between Rosa Luxemburg’s Thought and Marx’s Theory”
Paul Zarembka, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA: “Luxemburg, a Stable ‘Materialized’ Composition of Capital in the U.S. and Its Implications”
Chair: Albert Scharenberg
2:00pm-4:00pm  Panel 7b: Rosa Luxemburg’s Activities in the Socialist Movement
Arunas Vysniauskas, University Vilnius, Lithuania: “Rosa Luxemburg and the Polish ‘Mosaic’ in Lithuania”
Reiner Tosttorff, Univ. Mainz, Germany: “Between Bockenheim, Hanau and Frankfurt: Rosa Luxemburg’s Rhein-Main Connections”
Ottokar Luban, Berlin, Germany: “The Spartacus Group in the German November Revolution 1918/19”
Chair: Rory Castle
4:00pm-4:10pm  Coffee/Tea Break
4:10pm-6:00pm  Panel 8: Party and Leadership
Chris Cutrone, School of the Art Institute, University of Chicago, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg and the Party”
Lorraine Cohen, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg’s Theory of Leadership: An Alternative Approach”
Edward Remus, Ronald Williams Library, Northern Illinois University, Chicago: “American Bernstein, American Luxemburg: Views of the SPD’s Revisionist Dispute and Great Schism from the Socialist Party of America, 1900-1918”
Henry Holland, Hamburg, Germany: “Beyond Nationalisms: Spontaneity and Working-Class Organization in Scotland, 2012-2017 Through the Lens of Luxemburg’s Dialectic“
Chair: Kaveh Boveiri
6:00pm-6:05pm  Short Break
6:05pm-8:00pm  International Plenary: Chances for Socialist Solutions of Current World Problems?
Erek Slater, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Chicago; Michael Löwy, Brazil; Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, India; Ankica Čakardič, Croatia; Jiahong Ma, China; & Ingo Schmidt, Canada
Chair: Peter Hudis
8:30am-9:00am  Light Breakfast
9:00am-10:45am  Panel 9: Luxemburg and Lukács and Gramsci: Interpretations and Evaluations
Kaveh Boveiri, Univ. Montreal, Canada: “Lukács’s Reading of Rosa Luxemburg’s Conception of Totality: A Reappraisal”
Sevgi Doğan, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy: “Analysis of Intellectual Movement as Political Action Through Gramsci and Luxemburg“
Daniel Egan, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA: “Rosa Luxemburg and the Mass Strike: A Corrective to Gramsci’s Critique”
Chair: Ethan Earle
10:45am-11:00am  Coffee/Tea Break
11:00am-12:45pm  Panel 10: Socialist Internationalism Versus Imperialism
Michael Löwy, Univ. Paris, France, Visiting Prof. at Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA – Rosa Luxemburg and Internationalism
Attila Antal, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary – Anti-war Theory and Activism in Permanent State of Exception
Ingo Schmidt, Athabasca University, Canada: “Hilferding, Luxemburg & Lenin on Imperialism: Variations Amongst the Classic”
Chair: Bradley Mayer
12:45pm-1:00pm  Closing Words and Farewell
Peter Hudis, Ottokar Luban & Albert Scharenberg