Theory of the Novel

Fall 2021: Theory of the Novel Fall 2021F 2-4pm, on Zoom (for the time being) This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com or unite to our mailing list. Calendar: September 3: Georg Lukács, “Narrate or Describe?” & The Historical Novel (pp. 13-45 & 171-183) September 17: […]

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Reading Grundrisse (Part II)

Spring 2021: A Reading Group on the Fundamentals of Political Economy Criticism Spring 2021F 2-4PM, all meetings held over Zoom This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com or unite to our mailing list. Main text: Marx, Karl. Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (Rough […]

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Reading Grundrisse

Fall 2020: A Reading Group on the Fundamentals of Political Economy Criticism Fall 2020F 2-4PM, all meetings held over Zoom This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com or unite to our mailing list. Main text: Marx, Karl. Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (Rough […]

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Capital Reading Group

Spring 2020: Reading Capital vol. 1 Capital Reading Group is back! Join Variations for a year-long reading group on Marx’s magnum opus! Spring 2020F 2-4PM, Williams Hall 440 This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com, unite to our mailing list, or simply attend one of our […]

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Speaker Series: Bret Benjamin

Developmental Aspirations at the End of Accumulation Variations welcomes Bret Benjamin, author of Invested Interests: Capital, Culture, and the World Bank, for a workshop on Friday, November 22 from 4-5:30PM in Cherpack Seminar Room (543 Williams Hall.) In preparation for this event, Variations will hold a special reading group session on Friday, November 15. This […]

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The Form of the Dialectic

The Form of the Dialectic: A Reading Group on History, Class, and Interpretation Join Variations this fall semester for a reading group on history, class, and interpretation! F 2-4PM, Williams Hall 440 This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com, unite to our mailing list, or simply […]

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Speaker Series: Ania Loomba

Colonialism, Gender and the Accumulation of Capital Variations welcomes Ania Loomba, author of Revolutionary Desires: Women, Communism, and Feminism in India, for a workshop on Friday, September 6 from 4-5:30PM in ARCH 108. In preparation for this workshop, Variations will hold a special reading group session on Friday, August 30. This meeting is open to […]

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Back to Marx: A Reading Group

Back to Marx: A Reading Group “Let me start with a provocative claim, which is contrary to all the conventional wisdom. The claim I want to make is that this historical moment, the one we’re living in now, is the best not the worst, the most not the least appropriate moment to bring back Marx.” […]

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Speaker Series: David Kazanjian

On Originary Accumulation and Dispossession Variations welcomes David Kazanjian, author of The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World, on Friday, February 8 from 4:30-6pm in ARCH 108. In preparation for this event, Variations will hold a special reading group session on Friday, January 18. This meeting is open to everyone. You […]

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