5. Monday, January 15: "Movement Solidarities: The Value-Form and the Intensity of Migrant Poetics"
Kevin Potter (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, University of Vienna)
This lecture re-evaluates solidarity as a process of movement. Specifically, as a process of intensive movement, a moving solidarity enables us to confront the global, ruling power of the value-form, as Karl Marx theorized it. As such, in addition to the value-form operating in accordance with laws of motion, it also creates a poetics - a semiotic regime that delimits what is thinkable and knowable. I argue that international and collective solidarity is thinkable through migrant literature; and that a counter-poetics based on and in movement operates with its own logic, one that challenges global systems of accumulation and dispossession.