Schedule

Revolutionary Time Symposium 

25th March, 2017

Victoria University in the University of Toronto

09:30 – 10:00 (Registration and Coffee)

10:00 – 11:15: Panel 1: Unsettling Colonial Temporality: Writing as Resistance

* Melissa Gniadek (English, U of T)

“Re-thinking Settler Colonial Temporalities in U.S. Contexts”

* Atreyee Majumder (Postdoc JHI/Anthropology, U of T)

“Hartaal: Capital Interrupted”

11:15 – 11:30 (Break)

11:30 – 1:00: Panel 2: Revolution Seen and Unseen: Mobilizing Capitalism’s Blindspots

* Kanishka Goonewardena (Geography and Planning, U of T)

“Space, Time, Totality: Uneven Development and Revolutionary Politics”

* Ken Kawashima (East Asian, U of T)

“Repeating Capital’s Impossible Beginning: Marx on the Origins of the Capitalist ‘Epoch'”

* Eric Cazdyn (CompLit/East Asian, U of T)

“The Blindspot Machine”

1:00 – 2:00 (Lunch)

2:00 – 3:15 Panel 3: Revolutionary Inheritance: Failures and Successions

* Rebecca Comay (CompLit/Philosophy, U of T)

“Testament of the Revolution (Walter Benjamin)”

* Ian Balfour (English, York)

Respondent

3:15 – 3:30 (Break)

3:30 – 5:00 Panel 4: Pasts and Futures: Reactivating Revolutionary History

* David McNally (Political Science, York)

* Joshua Moufawad-Paul (Philosophy, York)

“The Capitalist Imaginary and the Atrophy of Thought”

* Leo Panitch (Political Science, York)

“The Revolutionary Legacy: Rethinking and Reactivating”

5:00 onwards – Reception event