Friday, 4 February 2011

Next Sessions & Upcoming Events

1) Volume I Group: 'The Transformation of Money into Capital'

We are pleased to announce that the next Volume I reading session will be introduced by Ruth Lorimer on 'The Transformation of Money into Capital'. All welcome, especially as this is a good place to join us if you have missed the first couple of sessions (N.B. Some people will be attending the Contemporary Marxist Seminar immediately prior to this, see Upcoming Events below).

Wednesday 9th February
Room S3.32

Strand Building
King's College London

"Value therefore now becomes value in process, money in process, and, as such, capital. It comes out of circulation, enters into it again, preserves and multiplies itself within its circuit, comes back out of it with expanded bulk, and begins the same round ever afresh."

"In order to be able to extract value from the consumption of a commodity, our friend, Moneybags, must be so lucky as to find, within the sphere of circulation, in the market, a commodity, whose use-value possesses the peculiar property of being a source of value, whose actual consumption, therefore, is itself an embodiment of labour, and, consequently, a creation of value. The possessor of money does find on the market such a special commodity in capacity for labour or labour-power."

N.B. We will be reading Vol.I chapters 4-6 for this session.

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2) Volume II Group: 'The Circulation of Surplus-Value'

Our next session will be discussing Vol.II chapters 17: 'The Circulation of Surplus-Value':

Monday 14th February
Ground Floor Room 3

Strand Building
King's College London

N.B. We will be rading chapter 17 of Vol.II for this discussion.

Recordings of our previous two sessions are now available here and on the blog:

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3) Upcoming events:

Workshop on the Notes on James Mill
2-6pm, Saturday 5 February 2011
The London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1
Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor will lead a discussion of this fascinating early text by Marx.
English and German parallel text of the Notes on James Mill [Word].

9th February, 5pm
King's College London, Strand Campus, S2.28
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Marxism: A Realism of the Abstract?

For further information, please contact:
Alex Callinicos: alex.callinicos [at]
Stathis Kouvelakis: stathis.kouvelakis [at]
Costas Lapavitsas: cl5 [at]
Peter Thomas: PeterD.Thomas [at]

Friday 11 February
The Marxism of Raymond Williams
Peter Thomas (Brunel University)
5.30pm, Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research

Senate House, Malet St, London.
For further information, contact Warren Carter, at:

or Esther Leslie at:

- Eric Hobsbawm on his latest book:

How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism.

7pm, Friday 25th February 2011.
Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street.
Send your details to to confirm your place.

- Taking Control Conference:

SOAS, University of London 12th March 2011
Keynote: Professor Jodi Dean
Other speakers include: Professor Peter Hallward, Dr Alberto Toscano,
Dr Paul Blackledge
For more information see

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