Conference – Marxist Critical Theory in Eastern Europe: In memory of Ágnes Heller

Online International Conference on Marxist Critical Theory in Eastern Europe: In memory of Ágnes Heller

November 14 and 15, 2020

Sichuan University

The online International Conference on Marxist Critical Theory in Eastern Europe (ICMCTEE2020) will be held over November 14 and 15, 2020 in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China. This will be an opportunity for the presentation of new work and research results across a wide variety of Eastern Europe Marxist Critical Theory Studies, to enhance the world-wide field of Marxist critical theories, to share studies of critical theory of Eastern Europe, and to promote the construction of Chinese Marxism and its aesthetics. It is a continuation of 2018 November Event (ICMCTEE2018).

Fu Qilin and Agnes Heller, Chengdu 2018

ICMCTEE2020 is sponsored by the College of Literature and Journalism of Sichuan University and the Key Project of China National Social Science Fund “Bibliography and Research of Eastern Europen Marxist Aesthetics”,co-sponsored by Thesis Eleven Journal, the Research Center for Marxist Theory of Literature and Art of the College of Literature and Journalism of Sichuan University.

Leading scholars will be invited to give thematic lectures and to conduct extensive discussions with the participants by means of keynote speeches and interactive communication. The main motif for the event is set by the mourning of Professor Ágnes Heller. Agnes died on 2019 July 19 at the age of 91, while swimming in Lake Balaton in Hungary. The conference aims to bring together researchers and scholars in this area from all over the world, to contribute as keynote speakers, to discuss her work and its impact and to share other insights in these broad areas.

Specific topics:

1. Ágnes Heller’s Life and Thoughts

2. György Lukács and the Budapest School

3. Critical Theory in Eastern Europe

4. Marxist Aesthetics in Eastern Europe

5. Contemporary Marxism in the World

For expressions of interest and more information please contact: criticaltheory88@sina.com

This event will be conducted in both English and Mandarin

The event is sponsored by the College of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University, the Key Project of China National Social Science Fund “Bibliography and Research of Eastern Europen Marxist Aesthetics”, co-sponsored by Thesis Eleven Journal and the Research Center for Marxist Theory of Literature.

Feature image: El Lissitzky, Old Man (Head 2 Steps behind) (1923) Tate CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported)

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