CfP - Conference "Foucault and Marx: Ambivalences, Legacies, and Future Struggles

Deadline: 30.06.2024

University of Vienna
18-19 October 2024

The international symposium "Foucault and Marx: Ambivalences, Legacies, and Future Struggles" aims to explore the tense relationship between Foucault and Marx and, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Foucault's death in 2024, to put it into perspective with regard to Foucault's intellectual legacy. Foucault is generally perceived as a harsh critic of Marxism, both in terms of its analytical possibilities and political dangers. This contrasts strongly not only with Foucault's repeated emphasis on the centrality of Marx, but also with clear theoretical parallels. The subject of the symposium is therefore the question of how this ambivalence is to be understood, what it means for possible continuations of the Foucauldian project and to what extent the Foucault-Marx connection can be made fruitful for current and future questions.


Friday, 18 October

  • - 10:00am-04:00pm: Paper Session/CfP
  • - 06:00pm: Online-Keynote by Silvia Federici

 Saturday, 19 October

  • - 10:00am-06:00pm: Keynotes and discussions by Alex Demirović, Isabelle Garo, Isabell Lorey, Roberto Nigro, Johanna Oksala (on site)


Call for Papers

Abstract (300-500 words) + short bio (150 words) in 1 PDF document
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Deadline: 30.06.2024
You can expect our response until the end of July.

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