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Part One of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks
Sun, March 13, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM$20.00 – $50.00
Study conducted with Piruz Alemi
Four more sessions remain
ANTONIO GRAMSCI is widely known throughout the world for his impact on social and political thought. In this seminar we will cover select key passages of Joseph Buttigieg translation of Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks. This is the first full version (Not a selection) of an English translation of eight Notebooks of Gramsci never provided before that gives the reader to then selectively focus in areas of their own interest and research, without a cut.
We will delve into key themes and concepts related tocivil society and state: politics and the arts, racism, class and gender, religion, linguistics and other methods of analysis, critical theory, mass media and cinema, hegemony and subalternity studies as well as the role of intellectuals and activists in discovering new methods and languages to be transformative. A Gramscian “Past & Present” approach is key to our work.
Throughout these sessions, we will attempt to connect our cultures and life experiences with contemporary struggles. We will also explore those who influenced Gramsci, particularly Marx, but also Machiavelli and Croce.
These seminars are accessible to people at all levels of familiarity with Gramsci’s work, including those just beginning their studies of Gramsci.
Piruz Alemi holds a PhD in political economy from New School for Social Research as well as a MFA in documentary film making from CCNY. He is director of the People of Color International Cultural Exchange Film Festival and teaches at the John Jay College of the City University of New York.
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