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March 2019

Capital, Volume 1

Sat, March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 13, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Karl Marx’s Capital remains the fundamental text for understanding how capitalism works. By unraveling the commoditized forms of our interactions with nature and each other, it provides tools to understand capitalism’s astounding innovativeness and productivity, intertwined with growing inequality and misery, alienation, stunting of human potential, and ecological destruction all over the globe.

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April 2019

Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 8, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

The concentration of economic power was built into the Constitution and enhanced by Hamilton who imposed different forms of British capitalism upon the former colonies that had just rebelled against those policies.

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Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65.00 – $95.00

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

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Globalization and Writing

Thu, April 4, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 4, 2019

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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Unwilling, or unable to conform and accept lesser positions in their societies, they remain within their marginality and write their unease in novels which give readers an alternative report of the results of colonization both abroad where the EuroAmerican capitalists have colonized and what consequences that colonization has made for life in the their countries of origin.

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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 13, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Karl Marx’s Capital remains the fundamental text for understanding how capitalism works. By unraveling the commoditized forms of our interactions with nature and each other, it provides tools to understand capitalism’s astounding innovativeness and productivity, intertwined with growing inequality and misery, alienation, stunting of human potential, and ecological destruction all over the globe.

Find out more »

Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, April 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 8, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

The concentration of economic power was built into the Constitution and enhanced by Hamilton who imposed different forms of British capitalism upon the former colonies that had just rebelled against those policies.

Find out more »

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 1

Sat, April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 13, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Karl Marx’s Capital remains the fundamental text for understanding how capitalism works. By unraveling the commoditized forms of our interactions with nature and each other, it provides tools to understand capitalism’s astounding innovativeness and productivity, intertwined with growing inequality and misery, alienation, stunting of human potential, and ecological destruction all over the globe.

Find out more »

Planet of Exile with Rob Wallace

Wed, April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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$6.00 – $15.00

...capital aims at projecting both nature and people off Earth proper into a distinct space where alienated nature and alienated people interact on commoditization’s terms alone. Livestock and crops, and the farmers who tend them, have been beamed up into this new social metabolism.

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Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95.00 – $125.00

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

May 2019

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

Ecology, Capital and History

Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 23, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Jason W. Moore's Capitalism in the Web of Life. Using Moore's world-ecology framework, we will rethink the history of capitalism as a dialectic in which wealth, power, and nature interact to produce recurring crises - including today's troubling nexus of global warming, mass extinction, and the exceeding of planetary boundaries.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

June 2019

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$7.00 – $85.00

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, June 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, June 20, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Spring Fever of World Literature

Thu, June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 27, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Four writers (John Berger, China Miéville, Arundathi Roy and Chris Abani) who have provided us with an array of work to counter the despair of late capital during this period when the scales are weighted far more towards barbarity and continual degradation of our biosphere, than towards what should be an equally shared planet by all who inhabit it. Please join us for close readings and discussions of works spanning the last century and much of the globe.

Find out more »

July 2019

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95.00 – $125.00

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, July 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

August 2019

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, August 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, August 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, August 22, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, August 29, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

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September 2019

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

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Les Temps Modernes: The Early Decades

Thu, September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$10.00 – $30.00

This class will examine the first decades of its existence, when such important works as Sartre’s What is Literature appeared in it, as well as the first installments of Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. It will focus on its political positions, as Sartre first attempted to set up a third-way party...

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A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

Les Temps Modernes: The Early Decades

Thu, September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$10 – $30

This class will examine the first decades of its existence, when such important works as Sartre’s What is Literature appeared in it, as well as the first installments of Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. It will focus on its political positions, as Sartre first attempted to set up a third-way party...

Find out more »

A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65.00 – $95.00

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

October 2019

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

Antiquity Now: 3 Robert Graves Novels

Thu, October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95.00 – $125.00

To bring the dead to life
Is no great magic.
Few are wholly dead:
Blow on a dead man’s embers
And a live flame will start.
Let his forgotten griefs be now,
And now his withered hopes;
Subdue your pen to his handwriting
Until it prove as natural
To sign his name as yours…
        —To Bring the Dead to Life, Robert Graves

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

November 2019

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

Find out more »

December 2019

The People’s Uprising in Chile

Fri, December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$6.00 – $15.00

Taking to the streets by the millions and withstanding brutal police assaults, the working people of Chile have beaten back austerity measures and forced the right-wing Piñera regime to accede to a new constitution to replace the restrictive one imposed by the Pinochet dictatorship.

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Crises and Uprisings in Latin America Today

Thu, December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$30.00 – $60.00

Join us for a closer look at the political and economic background to dramatic recent events in Latin America, where a tremendous struggle is taking place between popular movements opposed to neoliberalism and authoritarianism, and capitalist elites determined to defend their profits and privileges.

Find out more »

January 2020

Crises and Uprisings in Latin America Today

Thu, January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$30 – $60

Join us for a closer look at the political and economic background to dramatic recent events in Latin America, where a tremendous struggle is taking place between popular movements opposed to neoliberalism and authoritarianism, and capitalist elites determined to defend their profits and privileges.

Find out more »

Crises and Uprisings in Latin America Today

Thu, January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$30 – $60

Join us for a closer look at the political and economic background to dramatic recent events in Latin America, where a tremendous struggle is taking place between popular movements opposed to neoliberalism and authoritarianism, and capitalist elites determined to defend their profits and privileges.

Find out more »

Antiquity Now: 3 Robert Graves Novels

Thu, January 16, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

To bring the dead to life
Is no great magic.
Few are wholly dead:
Blow on a dead man’s embers
And a live flame will start.
Let his forgotten griefs be now,
And now his withered hopes;
Subdue your pen to his handwriting
Until it prove as natural
To sign his name as yours…
        —To Bring the Dead to Life, Robert Graves

Find out more »

Any 2 Classes (Winter 2020 Discount)

Fri, January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$130.00 – $160.00

Beginning this January through April of 2020 any two classes may be attended for a reduced price. For example, one may attend “Unearthing the Grundrisse” on Monday and “Capital Volume 3” on Saturday for a combined reduced price according to the level of sliding scale you wish to contribute.

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Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65.00 – $95.00

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95.00 – $125.00

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, January 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95.00 – $125.00

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

February 2020

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, February 3, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, February 10, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, February 13, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, February 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

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American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

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March 2020

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, March 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

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Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

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Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, March 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Technology, Science and Capitalism

Thu, March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 12, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

What is technology? Does technological change drive social change? Is technology independent of social relations? What are the consequences of “technological progress” under capitalism? What constraints does capitalism place on such progress?

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, March 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, March 23, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40.00 – $95.00

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, March 26, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

April 2020

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, April 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

American Writing: Changing Locations

Thu, April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 9, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

Season 1: Changing Places in America

Herman Melville,  The Confidence-Man (1857). John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) Lisa Ko, The Leavers (2017)

In his 1970 essay “Philosophy and the Form of Fiction,” William Gass brought the term “metafiction” forward to the reading public as a way to characterize the work writers such as Borges, Barth, Flann O’Brien, as well as the type of novels Gass himself would write. He described metafiction as writing “in which the forms of fiction serve as the material upon which further forms can be imposed”. Does metafiction provide escape for the committed writer from the bourgeois strictures that the novel form imposes? As critical readers we need to check out all the angles. The metafiction form will over time become incorporated as yet another aspect of modern fiction as ultimately there is no way to over-ride what happens when ink is committed to paper, impulses to the interactive screen.

American fiction writers have lots to write about. We are introducing a four term look at writing by American authors who have novels appropriate to four themes important to critical thinkers of the broad American questions on nation, class, race and gender. Much of this fiction becomes part of what our unfolding reality is as a nation, group of nations, as aspiring internationalists. Many of the fictional works we will read are not as formally postmodern or would formally fall in the metafiction category as delineated by Barth.

Find out more »

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, April 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, April 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, April 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

May 2020

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, May 7, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, May 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »
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