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Crowds and Parties

Master class with Jodi Dean organized by Joost de Bloois, 22 November 2018

Jodi Dean is a well-known political theorist. She is the author of several much-acclaimed books, such as The Communist Horizon, Blog Theory and Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies. Recently, she published Crowds and Parties with Verso Books. In her work, Dean theorizes new forms of political organization, the modern-day meaning of ‘communism’, as well as trenchant critiques of neoliberalism, institutional democracy, contemporary forms of labour and (new) media. Her work, often polemically, engages with contemporary theorists such as Toni Negri & Michael Hardt, and Slavoj Zizek, and takes its cues, among others, from Marxism, media studies and psychoanalysis.

For this master class, Jodi Dean will discuss chapters from Crowds and Parties and work in progress.

The master class is open to PhD and rMa students, as well as others working with or curious of Jodi Dean’s work. Participants will read chapters from Crowds and Parties, and will formulate questions for Jodi Dean to facilitate discussion.

The master class is relevant for scholars working in philosophy, cultural analysis, political sciences, media studies, history, gender studies.

PhD and rMa students may obtain credits for their participation.

For further information and registration, please contact: Joost de Bloois,