*The poetics of radical publishing

24.11.2016 | Book presentation sprint ​Reading groups will be organized around close-reading and the subsequent discussion...

24.11.2016 | Book presentation sprint

​Reading groups will be organized around close-reading and the subsequent discussion of the sections chosen from the two books concerned with the problem of political subjectivity that have been recently translated in Novi Sad and Zagreb: Catherine Malabou’s The Ontology of the Accident [Ontologija nezgode] and Sylvain Lazarus’s Anthropology of the Name [Antropologija imena].

Anthropology of the Name argues with great force that politics is a thought constituting field and categories of its own, distinct from political science, economics, history, or philosophy. It claims that politics as such is not a permanent feature of society: it is rare and sequential.

Ontology of the Accident re-examines radical traumas in which subject’s history splits and a new, unprecedented persona within the subject comes to life, born in an accident and by accident. In conducting this examination, Catherine Malabou articulates with unique clarity a new causal regime, a regime where events occur which owe nothing either to the thought of event or any existing theory of psychic trauma.

Reading group 1: Sylvain Lazarus: Anthropology of the Name [Antropologija imena]

Facilitated by Branka Ćurčić

Reading group 2: Catherine Malabou’s The Ontology of the Accident [Ontologija nezgode]

Facilitated by Ante Jerić

24.11.2016 | Book presentation sprint

Presenters: Miljenka Buljević, Branka Ćurčić, Zoran Gajić, Nikola Gelevski.

The book presentation sprint consists of a series of five-minute presentations where each of the participants presents their selection of 3 books by small radical publishers from their contexts across ex-Yugoslav territory. The titles of the book will remain surprising until the beginning of the sprint.

24.11.2016 | “I’m a member of the bourgeois class”

Round table discussion

Participants: Jelisaveta Blagojević, Dinko Kreho, Leonardo Kovačević, Artan Sadiku | Moderator: Ante Jerić

“Lunacy is endemic in the semi-periphery”, writes Franco Moretti, “because in these societies caught in the middle, where economic waves originating in the capitalist core strike with unfathomable and hyperbolic violence, irrational conduct becomes a sort of reflex, which reproduces the course of the world at the scale of individual existence. ” Moretti’s diagnosis is not limited to the analysis of the 19th century novel. The post-Yugoslav societies, a semi-periphery of global capitalism, today share the same predicament: discourse on citizenship is marked by the irrational desire for the rationality of bourgeois world. In this desire three elements of their political space come together: the troubled constitution of political citizenship, the rise of a new bourgeois class and the developmentalist romanticization of bourgeois culture. “Bourgeois” and “citizen” – can these two terms be used interchangeably? They were originally etymologically synonymous (a burgher, for example, is a citizen of a free city). The distinction between the two that was emphasized by Rousseau and then by Hegel never fully or completely erased this initial conjunction. Does the dominance of the capitalist mode of production which organizes the economic and cultural exchange between the centre and the periphery privilege the notion of bourgeois, thus making obsolete the citizen as the category inherited from ancient political thinking; or, on the contrary, the notion of the citizen comes with the radical emancipatory potential which can be re-activated? Against this conceptual background, the round-table discussion will reflect on the commonalities and differences of the narrative of “citizen” and “bourgeois”, its cultural mystifications and lasting problem of radical democracy within the trajectories of post-Yugoslav societies.

“The Poetics of radical publishing” is a collaborative project by Multimedijalni Institut, kuda.org and Kontrapunkt

CRIC 01 – Kontrapunkt (kontrapunkt-mk.org)

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