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May 9, 2020  

“‘Revenge is a Human Dream’: on the Poetics and Politics of Avenging” w Max Haiven and Phanuel Antwi

A launch of Max Haiven's new book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, part of the ambitious 'Radical May' programme ​​of round tables, talks and debates around the ideas that will transform the world to come. This dialogue takes 'Revenge Capitalism' as an impetus for a wide-ranging conversation about politics, literature, film, poetry and society.
  • Phanuel Antwi works with dance, is a poet as well as an assistant professor in the Department of English language and literatures at University of British Columbia.
  • Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University. -------------

FURTHER READING: 'Revenge Capitalism' is published on May 20th. You can pre-order your copy from plutobooks.com. To get 40% off the cover price, enter the code 'REVENGE40' at the checkout. https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340...

RADICAL MAY: Check out the rest of the Radical May programme for more talks from a plethora of international radical publishers. https://radicalmay.literalbcn.cat/

May 8, 2020  

Revenge Capitalism seminar (3/4) - drugs, capitalism, nobodies and revenge bodies, jokers

The third of four presentations by Max Haiven on his forthcoming book "Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts" (maxhaiven.com/revengecapitalism), as part of an online seminar in April and May 2020. In this episode Haiven discusses the following sections:
* Interlude: Khloé Kardashian’s revenge body, or the Zapatisa nobody?
* 4. Our opium Wars: Pain, race, and the ghosts of empire
* Interlude: V’s vendetta, or Joker’s retribution?
The book will be available on May 20 from plutobooks.com