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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gigi Roggero Book Presentation

Join the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature for a presentation by Gigi Roggero of his book The Production of Living Knowledge: The Crisis of the University and the Transformation of Labor in Europe and North America (Temple University Press). The event will begin at 5pm on Tuesday, April 24th in room 325 Nicholson Hall.

The Production of Living Knowledge, recently translated into English, is a timely analysis of the neoliberal university in the context of the global economic crisis, the trend towards "cognitive capitalism," and recent global struggles around higher education. Roggero's presentation will be followed with a response by Professor Cesare Casarino and a discussion with the audience of both the presentation and the introduction to the book (see attached). Light refreshments will be served.
Gigi Roggero is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Politics, Institutions, and History at the University of Bologna. He is a member of the editorial board of WorkingUSA, and the collectives Edu-factory and Uninomade and a regular contributor to Il Manifesto. He is the author of Intelligenze fuggitive: Movimenti contro l'università-azienda , and co-author (with Guido Borio and Francesca Pozzi) of Futuro anteriore: Dai "Quaderni Rossi" ai movimenti globali: Ricchezze e limiti dell'operaismo italiano.
Event details:
Tuesday, April 24
Nicholson 325
This event has been made possible by the generous support of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.