The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Event Date: Monday 15 June 2009
The master class analyses phenomena of modern thought and culture with the intention to discern elements of possible Communist culture. It moves at two levels: first, it interprets some cultural phenomena (from today’s architecture to classic literary works like Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Heloise) as failures to imagine or enact a Communist culture; second, it explores attempts at imagining how a Communist culture could look, from Wagner’s Ring to Kafka’s and Beckett’s short stories and contemporary science fiction novels.
from 15 June 2009:
PART II Tuesday 16 June 2009: Architecture
PART III Wednesday 17 June 2009: Wagner
PART IV Thursday 18 June 2009: Populism and Democracy
PART V Friday 19 June 2009: Multiculturalism