Performative Postsocialisms

This reading group is discontinued for Spring 2023.


Thursdays every other week, starting September 8 at 4:30. 


Tentative schedule:

Sep  8. 



Sep 22.

Boris Groys. Art Power. 2019 (selections)

Boris Groys. The Communist Postscript. 2016


Oct 6.

Madina Tlostanova.What Does It Mean to Be Post-Soviet? Decolonial Art from the Ruins of the Soviet Empire. 2018

Madina Tlostanova. Postcolonialism and Postsocialism in Fiction and Art: Resistance and Re-existence. 2017

Madina Tlostanova. Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands.  2010


Oct 27.

Arif Dirlik, selections


Nov 10

Jodi Dean, ed. Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing. 2022

Alexandra Kollontai Archive (selections)

Rebecca Karl. The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory. Co-editor and co-translator with Lydia Liu & Dorothy Ko. 2013


Nov 24.

Rachel Price. Planet Cuba. 2015


Dec 8