Marxist Literary Group
Annual Institute on Culture and Society
"Marxism and Contemporary Political Economy"
The Marxist Literary Group's annual Institute on Culture and Society
(MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Portland, Oregon, June 16-20,
on the campus of Portland State University. The five-day Institute
will feature an intensive workshop on the current economic crisis
featuring Martin Hart-Landsberg (Monthly Review/Lewis & Clark
College), Robin Hahnel (American University/Portland State), and Doug
Henwood (Left Business Observer).
Reading groups will be held on the French Regulation School led by
Mathias Nilges; on Marx, fictional capital and the Wertkritik School
led by Neil Larsen; and on Participatory Economics by Robin Hahnel.
As always, intensive reading groups on selections from Marx's Capital
are planned (volunteers are invited). The institute features
consecutive (as opposed to simultaneous) panels.
The organizing committee is now accepting submissions for panel and
paper proposals. As always, any work that engages seriously with the
Marxist tradition will be considered. The special topic of this
year's ICS is
"Marxism and Contemporary Political Economy." Papers that deal with
this topic are especially welcome, though not required. Selected
papers will be published in the online journal mediations.
Paper abstracts should be less than 250 words. Panel proposals should
include the name and contact information of the panel organizer, a
rationale for the panel, presenters' names, affiliations, paper
titles, and abstracts of no more than 250 words. Please send
submissions (preferably as MS Word or standard e-mail text files)
with a cover email including presenter or panel organizer contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15 2009.
Housing options will include both local hotels (approximately $89 a
room for up to two) and a dormitory option (approximately $40 a room
for up to two). Please indicate a housing preference if you expect
to need one, so we can estimate our needs.