ALS is pleased to announced its 2020 Annual Seminar Symposium, “Labor, Class, and the C19 State of Romanticism and Marxism,” a series of linked readings and discussions that bring together Dr. Jesse Alemán’s English 561 American Romanticism class and Dr. Bernadine Hernández’s 610 Marxist Theory seminar.

We are combining our graduate classes to host a symposium seminar on Monday, February 10, from 4:00 – 6:30 PM in Humanities 324. We will be discussing excerpts from Marx’s “Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of the Right,” O.A. Bronson’s pamphlet on “The Laboring Class,” and Engels’ “The Movements of 1847.” You can find the link to these texts here.

In the spirit of a symposium, faculty and students across disciplines are welcome to join the conversation, so we’ve attached the event’s readings for your perusal, and we hope you’ll join us for a seminar on the confluences between the rise of American romanticism and the emergence of Marxist critique. 

ALS launched its annual seminar symposium event in 2015 as a way of fostering a cross-disciplinary, critically engaged pedagogical space for department faculty and students to read and discuss common literary and theoretical works being taught in ALS graduate courework.