Dartmouth Events

Book talk on "Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt" (AK Press)

A conversation with author and social theorist AK Thompson, with commentary by Yesenia Barragan (Society of Fellows, History) and Derek Woods (Society of Fellows, English)

Monday, January 14, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Haldeman 246
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Bringing together a decade of AK Thompson’s essays on the culture of revolt, Premonitions offers an engaged assessment of contemporary radical politics. Inspired by Walter Benjamin and addressing themes ranging from violence and representation to Romanticism and death, Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to disabuse us of cherished certainties. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream cultural offerings or tracing our course toward the moment of reckoning ahead, the essays in Premonitions are both practical investigations and provocations.

AK Thompson is an activist, author, and social theorist. Currently a professor of social movements and social change at Ithaca College, his publications include Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (2006), Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent (2010), Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (2017) and co-edited Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016). 

This event is sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows. 

For more information, contact:
Yesenia Barragan

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.