Recent Continental Political Theory (Spring 2001)


The Criticism Seminar has decided to devote the rest of the semester to reading Hardt and Negri's Empire. The seminar meets on its day at 8pm in the downstairs seminar room of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana).

Date Readings
Jan. 29 Nikolas Rose, Powers of Freedom Ch. 1 ("Governing"), Ch. 5 ("Community")
Feb. 12 Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power, Introduction
Wendy Brown, States of Injury: Power and Freedom, Ch. 1 ("Introduction: Freedom and the Plastic Cage")
Feb. 26 Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire, Preface and Part 1, "The Political Constitution of the Present"
Mar. 26 Hardt and Negri, Empire, Part 2, "Passages of Sovereignty"
Apr. 9 Hardt and Negri, Empire, pp. 205-303.