Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Commonalities Conference: Cornell (Sept. 24-25, 2010)

A forthcoming conference at Cornell that explores the notion of the ‘common’ in contemporary Italian thought begins this Friday. All the details can be found here:


Looks very interesting!

Conference Programme:

Friday, September 24th, B-09 Sage Hall (Johnson Business School)

8:30 – 9:00
Coffee & Breakfast, Atrium, Sage Hall
9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
Richard Klein (Chair, Romance Studies)
Timothy Campbell (Cornell University)

9:15 – 10:45 Presentation 1
Speaker: Antonio Negri, “The Italian Break: Production versus Development”
[via video conference]
Respondent: Bruno Bosteels (Cornell University)
Moderator: Lorenzo Fabbri (Cornell University)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee, Atrium, Sage Hall

11:15 – 12:45 Presentation 2
Speaker: Remo Bodei, “Goodbye to Community: Exile and Separation”
Respondent: Mabel Berezin (Cornell University)
Moderator: Paolo Matteucci (Dalhousie University)

12:45 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 Presentation 3
Speaker: Ida Dominijanni, “Wounds of the Common”
Respondent: Andrea Righi (University of Puerto Rico)
Moderator : Rhiannon Welch (Franklin and Marshall)

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break, Atrium Sage Hall

4:00 – 5:30 Presentation 4
Speaker: Cesare Casarino, “Universalisms of the Common”
Respondent: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Moderator : Patricia Keller (Cornell University)

Saturday, September 24, 2010, B-09 Sage Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee, Atrium, Sage Hall

9:00 – 10:30 Presentation 5
Speaker: Roberto Esposito, “Community and Violence”
Respondent: Laurent Dubreuil (Cornell University)
Moderator : Alberto Moreiras (Texas A&M University)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Presentation 6
Speaker: Franco Berardi (“Bifo”), “Autonomy as Cultural Paradigm:
From the Context of Late Modern Expansion to the Present Context of Exhaustion”
Respondent: Karen Pinkus (Cornell University)
Moderator : Stefano Giannini (Syracuse University)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 Presentation 7
Speaker: Michael Hardt, “Pasolini Discovers Love Outside”
Respondent: Kevin Attell (Cornell University)
Moderator : Richard Barney (University at Albany, SUNY)

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee

3:30 – 5:00 Conference Roundtable with Karen Pinkus (Cornell University), Alberto Moreiras (Texas A&M), and Timothy Murray (Director, Society for the Humanities)

5:30 – 7:00 Reception – A.D. White House


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