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This four week reading group will examine and contextualize the history and potential future of sexual politics through an discussion of the struggle for sexual emancipation in the epoch of capitalism.

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Introductory Teach-in: “Is Feminism Left?”

Loyola University — Monday, February 10 @ 7 PM

Cuneo Hall | Room 203

School of the Art Institute — Tuesday, February 11th @ 5 PM

112 S Michigan Ave | Room 919

University of Illinois at Chicago — Wednesday, February 5th @ 7 PM

Student Center East | Room 610


Juliet Mitchell — “Women: The longest revolution” (1966)

Loyola University — Wednesday, February 12 @ 5:30 PM

Dumbach Hall | Room 238

School of the Art Institute — Tuesday, February 18th @ 4:30 PM

112 S Michigan Ave | Room 919

University of Illinois at Chicago — Wednesday, February 5th @ 7 PM

Student Center East | Room 610


John D’Emilio — “Capitalism and gay identity” (1983)

Loyola University — Wednesday, February 26 @ 5:30 PM

Dumbach Hall | Room 238

School of the Art Institute — Tuesday, February 25

112 S Michigan Ave | Room 919

University of Illinois at Chicago — Wednesday, February 19th @ 7 PM

Student Center East Room 610


Theodor W. Adorno — “Sexual taboos and the law today” (1963)

Loyola University — Wednesday, March 12 @ 5:30 PM

Dumbach Hall | Room 238

School of the Art Institute — Tuesday, March 11th @ 4:30 PM

112 S Michigan Ave | Room 919

University of Illinois at Chicago — Wednesday, March 5th @ 7 PM

Student Center East Room 610


Clara Zetkin and Vladimir Lenin — “An interview on the woman question” (1920)

Loyola University — Wednesday,  March 26th @ 5:30 PM

Dumbach Hall | Room 238

School of the Art Institute — Tuesday, March 25th @ 4:30 PM

112 S Michigan Ave | Room 919

University of Illinois at Chicago — Wednesday, March 19th @ 7 PM

Student Center East Room 610

February 5 - March 26, Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
February 12 - April 9, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/53764071]

In October, the Platypus Review published it's fiftieth issue. In celebration of this landmark occasion, at the issue No. 50 release party held in New York City on November 15, 2012, an international video conference with the members of the current and past editorial staff of the Platypus Review was held, including speakers involved with the Platypus Review from New York City and Chicago, USA, London, UK, Thessaloniki, Greece, Maastricht, the Netherlands, Frankfurt, Germany, and Graz, Austria.

On November 4th, 2012, Platypus member Chris Cutrone gave a talk on the Marxist notion of class consciousness at the Ramón Miranda Beltrán exhibition, "Chicago is My Kind of Town," at the gallery Julius in Chicago.

Transcripted in Platypus Review #51 (Click banner below to see):