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Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature and Italian Studies; and Chair of Literature

Michael Hardt
Contact Info:
Office Location:  106 Friedl Bldg, East Campus
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3408
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Friedl Bdg 107, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as ARTS&SCI 380.01, EDUC 239.01, LIT 380.01, POLSCI 371.01, SOCIOL 339.01)
  • LIT 332.01, GLOBAL PROTEST Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 107, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as POLSCI 313.01, SOCIOL 323.01)

PhD, Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Washington1990
MA, Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Washington1986
BS, EngineeringSwarthmore College1983

European Studies
Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
Modern and Contemporary
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Theories of Value and the Economics of Literature
Research Interests:

Michael Hardt's recent writings deal primarily with the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. In his books with Antonio Negri he has analyzed the functioning of the current global power structure (Empire, 2000) and the possible democratic alternatives to that structure (Multitude, 2004). Many of his seminars focus on the work of important figures in the history of critical theory and political theory, such as Marx, Jefferson, Gramsci, Foucault, Deleuze, and Guattari. He also works on modern Italian literature and culture.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Antonio Negri, Declaration (2012), Argo Navis
  2. with Antonio Negri, Commonwealth (2009), Cambridge: Harvard University Press
  3. with Antonio Negri, Multitude (2004), New York: Penguin Press
  4. with Antonio Negri, Empire (2000), Cambridge: Harvard University Press

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