Friday, December 10 via Zoom
“Resignation: A Strategy”
3:00-4:30 PM EST
“On Marx and Marxism”
10:00-11:30 AM EST
Franco “Bifo” Berardi is a writer, media theorist, and media activist. He founded the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981) and was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free pirate radio station in Italy (1976-1978). Like other intellectuals involved in the political movement of Autonomia in Italy during the 1970’s, he fled to Paris, where he worked with Félix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. Contributor to journals such as Semiotext(e) (New York), Chimères (Paris), and Archipiélago (Barcelona), he is the author of many books, including The Soul at Work (MIT, 2009), Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility (Verso, 2017), Breathing: Chaos and Poetry (MIT, 2018), and The Third Unconscious (Verso, 2021).
This event is hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Marxisms Collective.
Questions? Contact Vincenzo Binetti (vbinetti AT umich DOT edu) and Gavin Arnall (garnall AT umich DOT edu).