"Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture at 25: Theories for the New Millennium"(Symposium)
Friday, February 8
Levis Faculty Center, 2nd Floor

9:00am, Coffee Reception

9:30am, Welcome
Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Unit for Criticism/English) and Michael Rothberg (Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies/English)

9:40am, Opening Remarks
Cary Nelson (English & Co-Editor, Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture)

10:00am-11:30am, Panel 1
Carolyn Lesjak (Simon Fraser University), "Theory and the University, or, Why We Must all be Marxists Now"
Shu-mei Shih (University of California, Los Angeles), "From World History to World Literature"
Moderator: Emanuel Rota (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese)

11:30am-11:45am, Coffee Break

11:45am-1:15pm, Panel 2
Laura Chrisman (University of Washington), "The Challenges of Black Internationalism"
David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania), "For a Speculative American Studies"
Moderator: Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (History)

1:15pm-2:15pm, LUNCH, Levis Faculty Center, Music Room

2:15pm-3:45pm, Panel 3
Gopal Balakrishnan (University of California, Santa Cruz), "The Early Marx as a Critic of Civil Society"
Nikhil Singh (New York University), "Settler Sovereignty and US Globalism"
Moderator: Zsuzsa Gille (Sociology)

3:45pm-4:00pm, Coffee Break

4:00pm-5:00pm, Closing Roundtable
Tariq O. Ali (History)
Ericka Beckman (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, Comparative Literature)
Jessica Greenberg (Anthropology)
Jim Hansen (English)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study; the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; the Department of English; the Program in Jewish Culture & Society and the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies; the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative; the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese; the Department of Anthropology; the International Forum on US Studies; the Department of History; the Department of Political Science