Jodi Dean – Crowds and Party

Event Date: 17 March 2016 Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU Birkbeck School of Law presents: Book Launch: Jodi Dean – Crowds and Party The event includes guest speakers Mark Fisher, Stathis Kouvelakis, Elena Loizidou, Nick Srnicek and, of course, the one and only Jodi Dean. About Crowds and Party: How do mass protests become an organized …


Ideology Now Conference

Event Date: 28 April 2012 Room B04 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Ideology Now – Conference What is the role of ideology in politics and culture today? With the disappearance of conflict between East and West in the Cold war, and with the apparent blurring of Right and …


Roundtable Discussion on ‘Dawn of the Dead’

Event Date: 26 May 2011 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq London WC1   Birkbeck Arts Week 23 – 28 May 2011 This year’s Arts Week includes events from across the five academic departments within Birkbeck’s School of Arts with lectures, workshops, conferences and film screenings in different locations. While the majority of our activities will be in the School at …


Capitalist Realism: Is there No Alternative?

Event date: 17 January 2011 (14:00-15:30) Room 151 Birkbeck Main Building Capitalist Realism: Is there No Alternative? Mark Fisher in conversation with Amber Jacobs. Last year Mark Fisher published Capitalist Realism: Is There no Alternative? (Zero Books 2009) in which he addressed the condition of ideological malaise produced by neo-liberal capitalism -or as he puts it- the “widespread sense that …



Event Date: 14 September 2010 – 13:30-18:00 Room RHB 256 Goldsmiths, University of London Accelerationism But which is the revolutionary path? Is there one? – To withdraw from the world market, as Samir Amin advises Third World Countries to do, in a curious revival of the fascist “economic solution”? Or might it be to go in the opposite direction? To …


Mark Fisher – Nubureaucracy and Capitalist Realism

12 February 2010 – This symposium will explore nu-bureaucracy and other related concepts developed in Capitalist Realism, such as ‘business ontology’ and ‘market Stalinism’. How has nu-bureaucracy affected education and public services, and how can it be resisted? What implications might the attack on nu-bureaucracy have for a renewed anti-capitalism?