From Estrangement to the Stranger: Marx After Laruelle
The School of Materialist Research is proud to present its (free) promotional seminars for the month of June, 2021. Jonathan Fardy will present his lecture: “From Estrangement to the Stranger: Marx After Laruelle” on June 18, 2021 at 18:30 CET, as part of a cluster entitled “Strange(r) Dialectics.” This seminar will cover aspects of his recent book, The Real is Radical: Marx after Laruelle (Bloomsbury 2021). Specifically, he will focus on how Laruelle clones and transforms Marx's concept of estrangement into the concept of the stranger in the name of a "stranger Marxism."
Dr. Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Graduate Program in Art at Idaho State University. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of History. His research focuses on the intellectual history of art, politics, and critical theory. He is the author of four books: Laruelle and Non-Photography (2018); Laruelle and Art: The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy (2020); Althusser and Art (2020); and The Real is Radical: Marx after Laruelle (2021). His articles have appeared in Postmodern Culture, Angelaki: The Journal of Theoretical Humanities, Postcolonial Text, and elsewhere..
The School of Materialist Research (SMR) is an informal graduate and post-doc level program that offers seminars and workshops that address the materialisms running through contemporary science, philosophy, art, mathematics, design, architecture, and politics. SMR is an international platform, founded by the Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics at TU Wien and the Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven that functions as a global online school combining education, research, and mentorship to advance academic study at the intersection the Social Sciences and Humanities and the STEM sciences. Two more institutions from Europe are expected to join the platform in the upcoming months. The Spring and Summer Sessions are offered for free and open to the public serving as promotional events that illustrate the programmatic commitment and style of work offered by the School for Materialist Research. Some of the confirmed speakers in the Spring/Summer series of seminars include: Paul Cockshott, Greg Michaelson, Ray Brassier, Anne-Françoise Schmid, John Ó Maoilearca, Giuseppe Longo, Agon Hamza, Adam Nocek, Katerina Kolozova, Vera Buhlman, Iris van der Tuin and many many more.