The Poetics of Sleep: From Aristotle to Nancy

Posted: Wednesday 27 Jun 2012
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The Poetics of Sleep: From Aristotle to Nancy (Bloomsbury, 2013) Simon Morgan Wortham To what extent does sleep constitute a limit for the philosophical imagination? Why does it recur throughout the ‘text’ of philosophy? Does philosophy entail a certain repression of sleep in all its conceptual impossibility? Through a series of engagements with key thinkers […]

Horror isn’t what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last two hundred years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to fantasmagoria, film and video games) through which they are produced and consumed. Limits of horror, moving from gothic to cybergothic, […]

Why is film becoming increasingly important to philosophers? Is it because it can be a helpful tool in teaching philosophy, in illustrating it? Or is it because film can also think for itself, because it can create its own philosophy? In fact, a popular claim amongst film-philosophers is that film is no mere handmaiden to […]

1967 + 50: The Age of Grammatology

Saturday 22 Oct 2016
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1967 was perhaps the annus mirabilis for the oeuvre of Jacques Derrida: Writing and Difference, Speech and Phenomenon and Of Grammatology all appeared...