Slavoj Zizek – The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump seriously

Event Date: 20 November 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Rise of Obscene Masters: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Not such a long time ago, in a galaxy that now appears far, far away, the public space was clearly distinguished from the obscenities …

2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate II

Event Date: 5 July 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate II Speakers: Eyal Weizman, Stephen Frosh, Jacqueline Rose, Esther Leslie Chair: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School …

2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate I

Event Date: 28 June 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2019 London Critical Theory Summer School – Friday Debate I Speakers: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Drucilla Cornell, Slavoj Žižek, and Jacqueline Rose The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking …

On Rosa Luxemburg: Drucilla Cornell and Jacqueline Rose In Conversation

Event Date: 27 June 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: On Rosa Luxemburg: Drucilla Cornell and Jacqueline Rose In Conversation Speakers: Professor Drucilla Cornell and Professor Jacqueline Rose The work of Rosa Luxemburg has never been more important. It was Luxemburg who first argued …

Brigitte Marin – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective

Event Date: 29 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Brigitte Marin (Aix-Marseille Université) – Urban government, the police and citizen participation in eighteenth-century Naples: a comparative perspective In what ways were ordinary people in eighteenth-century Naples integrated into management of their urban …

Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Nomadic proletarians? No, thanks!

Event Date: 30 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

Slavoj Zizek – Disorder Under Heaven: Was Antigone a man? Masculinity and other toxic entities

Event Date: 29 April 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Disorder Under Heaven: A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here …

T.J. Clark – Capitalism Without Images

Event Date: 27 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Capitalism Without Images A lecture by T.J. Clark Speaker: Professor T. J. Clark, Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) and Professor Emeritus of Modern Art at …

Ali Smith – Entitlement

Event Date: 25 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Entitlement – A Lecture by Ali Smith Speaker: Ali Smith Chair: Professor Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) There’s the age of aquarius. There’s the age of enlightenment. But we’re living in the …

Sheila Heti in Conversation

Event Date: 19 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sheila Heti in Conversation Author Sheila Heti will be in conversation with Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Ticknor, Motherhood, and …