Upcoming Event: Alexander Kluge at UCL
3 October – Screening; 11 October – Workshop

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Friday 3 October – Screening: Alexander Kluge will premiere excerpts from recent works, including: Money, not Gold or Love: Elfriede Jelinek, Richard Wagner and the Financial Crisis. Followed by a discussion with Sarah James (UCL) and Frederic Schwartz (UCL).

Location: Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square, 4.30 p.m.

This event is free, but spaces are limited.

Saturday 11 October – Workshop: On the works of Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt: Public Sphere and Experience / History and Obstinacy / Maßverhältnisse des Politischen. With Philipp Ekardt (Freie Universität Berlin), Devin Fore (Princeton University and editor of the translation of History and Obstinacy, just published by Zone Books) and Frederic J. Schwartz (UCL)

Location: UCL Department of History of Art, 20 Gordon Square, Seminar Room 3, 11.00-5.00

This event is free, but spaces are limited.

If you would like to participate please email l.sperring@ucl.ac.uk for a complete programme and readings.



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Recommended Book

HISTORY & OBSTINACY

book-smallIf Marx’s opus Capital provided the foundational account of the forces of production in all of their objective, machine formats, what happens when the concepts of political economy are applied not to dead labor, but to its living counterpart, the human subject? The result is Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt’s History and Obstinacy, a groundbreaking archaeology of the labor power that has been cultivated in the human body over the last two thousand years. Supplementing classical political economy with the insights of fields ranging from psychoanalysis and phenomenology to evolutionary anthropology and systems theory, History and Obstinacy reaches down into the deepest strata of unconscious thought, genetic memory, and cellular life to examine the complex ecology of expropriation and resistance.

First published in German 1981, and never before translated into English, this epochal collaboration between Kluge and Negt has now been edited, expanded, and updated by the authors in response to global developments of the last decade to create an entirely new analysis of “the capitalism within us.

576 Pages

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