Revolution 13/13 Seminar Series Schedule 2021-2022

Revolution 1/13 | The Congress of Black Writers and Artists (1956 and 1959) and the Bandung Conference (1955)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Writings from the Paris, Rome, and Bandung Conferences

including “Princes and Powers” by James Baldwin; “Racism and Culture” and “Reciprocal Bases of National Culture and the Fight for Freedom” by Franz Fanon;  “Inside and Outside the Whale, ‘Bandung’, ‘Rwanda’, Postcolonial Studies” and “In the Wake of Colonialism and Modernity” by Biodun Jeyifo; and “Tradition and Industrialization: The Plight of the Tragic Elite in Africa” by Richard Wright.

Columbia University, Jerome Greene Annex



Revolution 2/13 | Kwame Nkrumah, C.L.R. James, and George Padmore 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Adom Getachew and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Nkrumah and the Ghana Revolution [1977] by C.L.R. James

Towards Colonial Freedom [1962] by Kwame Nkrumah

The Gold Coast Revolution: The Struggle of an African People from Slavery to Freedom [1953] by George Padmore

Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination by Adom Getachew

Columbia University


Revolution 3/13 | Antonio Gramsci and the “engaged” philosopher

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Étienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Prison Notebooks [1947] by Antonio Gramsci (excerpts)

Presentation des Temps Modernes [1945] by Jean-Paul Sartre

Qu’est ce que la littérature in Situations II [1948]; What is Literature? [1950] by Jean-Paul Sartre

Préface de Orphée Noire [1949]; Black Orpheus  [1964-1965] by Jean-Paul Sartre

Columbia University


Revolution 4/13 | The Combahee River Collective Statement

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective [2017] by

Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor

Columbia University


Revolution 5/13 | Rosa Luxemburg in Conversation with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Eduard Bernstein

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Amy Allen and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg

Accumulation of Capital by Rosa Luxemburg

Columbia University


Revolution 6/13 | Stuart Hall, Manning Marable, and Critical Race Theory

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Kendall Thomas and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Familiar Stranger and “Culture, Resistance, and Struggle” by Stuart Hall

The Third Reconstruction: Black Nationalism and Race in a Revolutionary America” by Manning Marable


Revolution 7/13 | George Jackson, Albert Woodfox, Paul Redd and Revolutionary Writings and Praxis

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Joy James, Darryl Robertson, Albert Woodfox, Paul Redd, and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Soledad Brother and Blood In My Eye by George Jackson,

Solitary by Albert Woodfox,

Writings on the Short Corridor Collective, and

The New Abolitionists: (Neo)slave Narratives And Contemporary Prison Writings by Joy James


Revolution 8/13 | Becoming Numerous: Legacies of Queer and Trans Rebellion

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Che Gossett, Jack Halberstam, and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

The Stonewall Reader

Why We Fight by Vito Russo


Revolution 9/13 | Hans-Jürgen Krahl, the SDS (Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund) Student Movement, and the Frankfurt School

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

6PM (Frankfurt time GMT+1 in person) / 1 PM EST(NYC time)

Martin Saar and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss


Revolution 10/13 | Malcolm X with Brandon Terry and Cornel West

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6PM-8PM

Brandon Terry, Cornel West, and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Malcom X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements edited by George Breitman

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X and Alex Haley

 “Malcom’s Ministry” and “What Dignity Demands” by Brandon Terry

The People’s Forum


Revolution 11/13 | Toni Negri: “Philosophy and political activism have always been embedded in my life”

Antonio Negri and Bernard E. Harcourt


Revolution 12/13 | Abolition Feminism with Sarah Haley

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6PM-8PM

Sarah Haley and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

No Mercy Here by Sarah Haley

Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie

The People’s Forum


Revolution 13/13 | On “Critical Genealogy” with Bernard E. Harcourt

Saturday, June 11, 2022

An Answer to the Question: “What Good Is Genealogy for Praxis?”

University of Warwick