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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg, Session 3—Revolutionary Subjects

Sat, April 24, 2021 @ 2:05 PM - 4:00 PM

$7 – $11

with Robin D.G. Kelley, Jane Ana Gordon, Gunnef Kaan, Maria Theresa Starzmann

This, the third session of Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg, explores what it means to act as a revolutionary subject through analysis of Walter Rodney’s ambivalence about Rosa’s criticisms of revolutionary Russia, critical consideration of Rosa’s writings on slave resistance, indispensability for contemporary progressive politics in South Africa, and turn to the other-than-human world to counteract the political violence of incarceration.

Gunnett Kaaf, Marxist activist and a writer based in Bloemfontein, South Africa; Maria Theresa Starzmann,  Vera Institute of Justice; Jane Anna Gordon, University of Connecticut; Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA

The essays from the new volume are “Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution and the Curious Case of Rosa Luxemburg”, by Robin D. G. Kelley; “A Political Economy of the Damned: Reading Rosa Luxemburg on Slavery through a Creolizing Lens”, Jane Anna Gordon; “One Hundred Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism: Imperialism and Lessons in Democracy for the ContemporarySouth African Left”, Gunnett Kaaf; and, “Rosa Luxemburg, Nature, and Imprisonment”, Maria Theresia Starzmann