Reading Marx operates exactly as one might expect: we read Marx. The group meets regularly throughout the semester to discuss our progress through a selected text. Group discussion operates on the principle that we are all coming to the text for the first time, and seek primarily to understand the work at hand through close reading and conversation, in order to apply the understanding we’ve gained in our own independent research.
For Fall 2016 semester, we will be reading Karl Marx’s Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. We will be meeting on alternating Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Our first meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 4th in Room 805 from 12:00 to 1:45. Please see details on the assigned readings below.
Reading Schedule: Spring 2017
The Marx-Engels Reader, Second Edition. Ed. Robert C. Tucker.
- Feb 6: On the Jewish Question and Theses on Feuerbach (~29 pp)
- Feb 27: from The German Ideology (~55 pp)
- March 6: Manifesto of the Communist Party (~32 pp)
- March 20: Critique of the Gotha Program (~17 pp)
- April 3: Working-Class Manchester, On Imperialism in India, and On Social Relations in Russia (~31 pp)
- April 17: The 18th Brumaire and Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850 (~32 pp)
- May 1: The Civil War in France (~31 pp)
First Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm; Room 805