Co-sponsored by Verso Books, Haymarket, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, NYU’s Department of Sociology, and the German Book Office in New York in support of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg and to launch The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg.
With Vivek Chibber, Paul Le Blanc, Peter Hudis, Annelies Laschitza, Helen C. Scott and others...
This is a free event open to the public but RSVP is requested to clara[at]versobooks.com / or call 718-246-8160.
Made possible by the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
Deborah Eisenberg, an American short-story writer, actor and teacher who received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009, is the author of several collections of stories including The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg which has just been named a finalist for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award.
Vivek Chibber (host and chair) is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Locked In Place: State Building and Late Industrialization in India as well as many articles on imperialism, Marxist theory, long-term historical change, and the political economy of development. He is associate editor of the Socialist Register, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Agrarian Change, Politics and Society and others.
Longtime teacher and activist, Paul Le Blanc is series editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg and co-editor of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg and (with Scott McLemee) of C.L.R. James and Revolutionary Marxism and, with Helen C. Scott, Socialism or Barbarism.
Peter Hudis has written widely on Marxist theory and Hegelian philosophy for a range of journals. He is general editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg and co-editor of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, The Rosa Luxemburg Reader and The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx. He teaches philosophy at Oakton Community College and Loyola University in Illinois.
Annelies Laschitza, based in Germany, has produced a number of works focusing on the history of the labor movement in Germany at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century century. She has achieved worldwide recognition for editing of the Collected Letters of Luxemburg (in 6 volumes) as well as serving as co-editor of Luxemburg’s Collected Writings (in German). She worked as a consultant for Margarethe von Trotta’s film “Rosa Luxemburg” (1986) and has produced an important (600-page) biography of Luxemburg, Full of Life, Despite Everything. Her work on Karl Liebknecht includes the book, The Liebknechts, Karl and Sophie: Politics and Family - the most comprehensive study of the life and work of Karl Liebknecht.
Helen C. Scott is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is editor of The Essential Rosa Luxemburg (Haymarket Books) and, with Paul LeBlanc, an anthology of Luxemburg’s writings, Socialism or Barbarism (Pluto Press). In addition to her monograph, Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization: Fictions of Independence (Ashgate), she has published articles in Callaloo, International Socialist Review, Journal of Haitian Studies, Postcolonial Text, Socialist Studies, and Works and Days and chapters in several postcolonial collections.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg
Bringing the contributions of this remarkable thinker and personality alive for new generations.
Supported by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Germany) and Karl Dietz Verlag (Berlin)
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) is widely regarded as one of the most creative writers of modern socialism and the foremost female theoretician of European radicalism. Her wide-ranging and incisive works, which include studies on capitalism’s inherent drive for global expansion, the relation between spontaneity and organization, and the inseparability of democracy and socialism, have made her a pole of attraction for theorists and activists around the world. Her fiercely independent intellect and uncompromising defense of human liberty speaks more powerfully to our era than to any other.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg will make her entire body of work available for the first time. It will contain all of her books, pamphlets, essays, articles, letters and manuscripts, many of which have never before appeared in English. It will also include writings of hers that have only recently been discovered. All of her previously published work in English will be newly translated from German, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish originals. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg will be published in fourteen volumes, each with comprehensive annotations and introductions.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg will bring the contributions of this remarkable thinker and personality alive for new generations. The project will be inaugurated in March 2011 with the publication of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg.
— Verso Books ;
— Smolny & Agone, Rosa Luxemburg - L’intégrité d’une œuvre ;