CRMEP and LGS in association with art and philosophy at Central Saint Martins present public lectures on philosophy, politics and the arts Thursdays 6-8pm, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, N1 4AA These lectures are free but registration is essential @ www.kingston.ac.uk/crmep n iversi London, N1 4AA 20/11/14 Use! Value! Exchange! Peter […]

LGS announces its Summer Academy 2015

Posted: Monday 20 Oct 2014
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The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities June 22-25 2015 Right to Philosophy Featuring Etienne Balibar, Andrew Benjamin, Howard Caygill, Rebecca Comay, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Simon Morgan Wortham, Stella Sandford and Bernard Stiegler The London Graduate School is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually […]

Le Collège international de philosophie, established in Paris in 1983 by act of State and funded by the French government, is at risk of imminent closure. Through the efforts of Jacques Derrida, Dominique Lecourt, Jean-Pierre Faye, François Châtelet and others, the  Collège was founded as a highly singular institution, committed to the democratization of thought, inclusivity at […]

Professor Mary Beth Mader (Memphis University), “Whence intensity? Deleuze and the revival of a concept”, a lecture given in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University on 16 October 2014,  click to listen (with an introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (CRMEP))

To my mind higher education in the former Yugoslavia has been diminished as a result of repeated separation. Criticality has been replaced by the nationalist imaginary and liberal education is turning to vocationalism. Where once, academics benchmarked themselves against the elite of Europe, now international reach is measured against near neighbours. Despite this the former Yugoslavia continues to produce world-class scholars in the humanities, as a result of a philosophical tradition that runs deep. The task for critical thinkers in the future is surely to challenge the sovereignty of the market in a globalized world rather than to affirm the sovereignty of people and places.

Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) Andrew Benjamin   This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of ‘working with’ Benjamin, seeking both to read his corpus and to […]

Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery (SUNY Press, 2011) Tina Chanter In this groundbreaking book, Tina Chanter challenges the philosophical and psychoanalytic reception of Sophocles’ Antigone, which has largely ignored the issue of slavery. Drawing on textual and contextual evidence, including historical sources, she argues that slavery is a structuring theme of the Oedipal […]

The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media and the Sonic

Posted: Saturday 04 Oct 2014
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The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media and the Sonic (MIT Press, 2014) Eleni Ikoniadou   The sonic has come to occupy center stage in the arts and humanities. In the age of computational media, sound and its subcultures can offer more dynamic ways of accounting for bodies, movements, and events. In The Rhythmic Event, Eleni Ikoniadou […]

Great Satan’s Rage American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism Scott Wilson   This book looks at how rap and metal, the two most pervasive popular music forms of the 1990s, have been highly engaged with America’s role in the world, supercapitalism and their own role within it. This has especially been the […]

‘OXI: An Act of Resistance’ at the ICA

Posted: Friday 03 Oct 2014
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A screening of “OXI: An Act of Resistance” will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on October 9, 2014 Director Ken McMullen Producers Ken McMullen, Martin McQuillan, Alexandra Ramniceanu Screenwriter Ken McMullen With Dominique Pinon, Gabriella Wright, John Shrapnel UK-Greece-France 2014 98 mins Tickets available here. Ken McMullen’s latest cinematic investigation takes on […]

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...