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April 5, 2021

Antipolitics Reading List Now Available

A syllabus is now available from the 3CT graduate student conference, Antipolitics: From New Anarchisms to the Alt-Right. The conference took place on February 27 and 28, 2021, and featured nineteen presentations by graduate students as well as roundtables with Chicago-based community organizers and University of Chicago faculty. This syllabus offers a list of recommended reading and listening suggested by graduate student presenters based on the themes of the conference.

The conference was organized by University of Chicago graduate students Jack Chelgren, Esther Isaac, and Lily Scherlis.

Download the reading list as a PDF.
Learn more about the conference.

Antipolitics Reading List:

Theodor Adorno, “§36 – The Health Unto Death” in Minima Moralia (1951)

Bedour Alagraa, Zoé Samudzi, and SA Smythe, moderated by Robin DG Kelley, “Notes from the Twilight: Meditations on Crisis, Catastrophe and Genocide” (2020)

Jean Améry, “Resentments,” in At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities (1980)

Beirut 6:07 (2020)

Lauren Berlant, “Humorlessness (Three Monologues and a Hairpiece),” in Critical Inquiry (2017)

Black Autonomy Podcast (2021)

Timothy Clark, “Ecological Grief and Anthropocene Horror,” in American Imago (2020)

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin interviewed by William C Anderson, “Ungovernable: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin,” in Black Rose (2020)

Eyes of the Rainbow (The Assata Shakur Story) (1997)

Leah Feldman, “Global Souths: Toward a Materialist Poetics of Alignment,” in boundary 2 (2020)

Friends of the Classless Society, “Contours of the World Commune,” in Endnotes (2020)

Maria Gaspar, Unblinking Eyes, Watching (2019)

Michael Haneke, Funny Games (1997 and 2007)

Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (2013)

The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection (2007) and To Our Friends (2014)

Ryan Cecil Jobson, “States of Crisis, Flags of Convenience: An Introduction,” in Small Axe (2020)

François Laruelle, “Rebellious Postulations: From Beyond the Power Principle” (1978), translated by Jeremy R. Smith (2020)

Vicky Osterweil, “In Defense of Looting,” in The New Inquiry (2014)

Nina Power, “The Language of the New Brutality,” in e-flux (2017)

Plaques produced in Thailand by activists challenging absolutist monarchs, first in 1932 and now in 2020. The newest plaque features an “anti-feudalism” assertion of the people’s sovereignty, symbolized in the three-finger salute re-appropriated from the Hunger Games trilogy

Jasbir K Puar, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” in The New Inquiry (2017)

Jacques Rancière, “Ten Theses on Politics,” in Theory & Event (2001)

Idris Robinson, “How It Might Should Be Done: 10 theses on the strategic potentialities of riot, insurrection, and revolution unleashed through the George Floyd Rebellion,” Red May (2020)

Amia Srinivasan, “Does anyone have the right to sex?” in London Review of Books (2018)

Wendy Trevino, Cruel Fiction (2018)

Auction page for Kara Walker’s Freedom, A Fable (1997) and Lyric Prince’s open letter to Walker in Hyperallergic (2017)

Joshua Wheeler, “A Million Tiny Daggers,” in Acid West (2018)

Oscar Wilde, “The Truth of Masks” (1886), “Decay of Lying” (1889), and “The Soul of Man Under Socialism” (1891)

Linda Zerilli, “Truth and Politics,” in Theory & Event (2006)