“It is the story of our children today who have had their IOU signed in advance by a generation of politicians who have thrown them into debt before they have even begun to read.  To inhabit capitalism is never a question of ‘paying off the debt’, it is always a case of having had the […]

February 28: Rachel Bowlby (UCL), ‘Sussex Babies: Tragedy, Parenthood and New Reproductive Technologies’, 6-8pm. Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH. March 14: Rei Terada (UCI), ‘Politics After Expectation’, 6-8pm. Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH. April 11: Mairéad Hanrahan (UCL), ‘Genet after Derrida’, 6-8pm. Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury […]

New Texts by Paul de Man

Posted: Thursday 18 Nov 2010
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Textual Allegories Paul de Man http://ucispace.lib.uci.edu/handle/10575/1091 Paul de Man’s unpublished monograph study of Rousseau, later substantially rewritten and published as the second half of Allegories of Reading (1979) and in journal articles. The only contiguous, single subject monograph written by de Man during his lifetime, Textual Allegories was written in Zurich in 1972-1973 while Paul […]

The so-called new universities are engaged in a social process that their critics cannot begin to understand. Their transformation of the life chances of entire ethnic and class groups is perhaps as significant to British society today as the founding of the NHS was in 1945. The democratization of higher education is not something to be wished away lightly.

Dark Materialism

Posted: Friday 05 Nov 2010
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Date: 12 January 2011 , 13:00 to 18:00 Location: Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum This symposium draws on recent paradigms in contemporary philosophy, physics and critical theory. It assembles unique and multidisciplinary reflections on the idea of darkness in its relation to matter in diverse locations, namely: physics, astronomy, ecology, mysticism, speculative realism, psychoanalysis […]

The Daily Mail and the Stephen Lawrence Murder by Brian Cathcart

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
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Read Brain Cathcart's article in Political Quarterly here The Daily Mail's coverage of the 1993 race murder of Stephen Lawrence has been held up as...