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Leerom Medovoi

13 May 2022, ~

The White Counter Reformation & Zone Fever: On the Far Right's Capitalism



A public event featuring Quinn Slobodian and Elizabeth Povinelli. Register here:

Construction workers leaving the riots to cheers from Stock Exchange workers, May 8, 1970, From

Elizabeth Povinelli

Elizabeth Povinelli is a critical theorist and filmmaker. Her critical writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late settler liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. This potential theory has unfolded across five books, numerous essays, and a thirty-five years of collaboration with her Indigenous colleagues in north Australia including, most recently, six films they have created as members of the Karrabing Film Collective.

Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism was the 2017 recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and The Cunning of Recognition was a Art Forum Best Book of the Year.

Karrabing films were awarded the 2015 Visible Award and the 2015 Cinema Nova Award Best Short Fiction Film, Melbourne International Film Festival and have shown internationally including in the Berlinale Forum Expanded, Sydney Biennale; MIFF, the Tate Modern, documenta-14, the Contour Biennale, and MoMA PS1.

Quinn Slobodian

Quinn Slobodian is the author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018), which has translations published or forthcoming in nine languages. A frequent commenter on contemporary politics, he is a visiting associate professor at Brown University for 2022 and Marion Butler MacLean Associate Professor of the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House and co-director of the History and Political Economy Project. His new book, on capitalist exit fantasies, is out in 2023. He lives in Cambridge, MA.