Are Human Rights Neoliberal?

Event Date:22 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Are Human Rights Neoliberal? In recent years, scholars have sought to understand the simultaneous rise, from the 1970s, of neoliberalism and an individualistic, NGO-driven, politics of human rights. However, most of that scholarship maintains a narrow Eurocentric perspective. …

Words on the Move 3 – Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Event Date:16 November 2018 The Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Words on the Move 3 Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood SPEAKERS: David Herd (University of Kent), Fran Lock (Birkbeck), Steve Willey (Birkbeck), Daniela Cascella (Sheffield Hallam University), Luke Williams (Birkbeck), Marina Warner (Birkbeck). …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass II

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass II: Figures of Post-Humanity We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind …

Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek – Reading Marx

Event Date: 6 November 2018 ‘The Light’ Lecture Theatre Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Reading Marx with Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …

2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II

Event Date: 6 July 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate II The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 25th June – 6th July …

2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate I

Event Date: 29 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: 2018 London Critical Theory Summer School – Public Debate I The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School is taking place over two weeks from 25th June – 6th July …

Jaco Barnard-Naudé – ‘She Reigns and He Does Not Govern’: The Discourse of the Anxious Hysteric in post-apartheid South Africa

Event Date: 28 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Jaco Barnard-Naudé (Cape Town) – ‘She Reigns and He Does Not Govern’: The Discourse of the Anxious Hysteric in post-apartheid South Africa Anxiety and hysteria proliferate in contemporary postcolonial, post-apartheid South Africa, where …

Derek Hook – Fanon’s Lacan

Event Date: 27 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Professor Derek Hook (Pretoria) –  Fanon’s Lacan Recent research has concluded that the anti-colonial psychiatrist and revolutionary, Frantz Fanon, was more influenced by the work of Jacques Lacan than had often been previously imagined. …

Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek

Event Date: 27 June 2018 Room B34 Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck School of Law and The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slovoj Žižek The School of Law is very pleased to announce a second conversation between Jean-Claude Milner and …