Surplus: A Symposium on Wealth, Waste and Excess

Event Date: 21 June 2013 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Surplus: A Symposium on Wealth, Waste and Excess In times of austerity it is especially important to think about surplus. All civilizations have been built on surplus – an economic, political or cultural …


Alain Badiou on Beckett – Alberto Toscano & Nina Power

on beckett alain badiou editors alberto toscano & nina power “This book is a double first – the first complete collection of all Badiou’s work on Beckett, and the first translation of this important material. Badiou presents a Beckett whose work is the work of philosophy itself – a philosophy in the full sense of the word, which works to …

Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Event Date 22 – 23 March 2012 French Institute 17 Queensberry Place London, SW7 2DT Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy Presents: Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts 2011–2013 (AHRC 914469) Workshop 2 Case Studies 1 – Transdisciplinary Texts: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Capitalism and Schizophrenia This two-day Workshop will examine the transdisciplinary dynamics and modes of …


The Assault on Universities: What We Can Do About It

STIR Event Date: 16 November 2011  20:00 Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston KT1 2EE John Galsworthy Building Room 0003 The Assault on Universities:   What We Can Do About It Free Public Event and Discussion with: Alberto Toscano Clare Solomon Peter Hallward —————————————————- talk: share this entry:


Taking Control – conference page

  Event date: 12 March 2011 Main Building School of Oriental and African Studies University of London Taking Control This conference is concerned with control.  On what it means today – under globalised late capitalism – to take or be in control of institutions, whether political, economic, or academic.  We are concerned with theorising how to take control, and on …


Who’s Afraid of Philosophy?

19 May 2010 – In response to the recent plans by Middlesex University to close down its philosophy department, this event seeks to provide a forum to discuss the current conditions under which philosophical research is supported and engaged with; what role does philosophy play in contemporary society, and how should this be appropriately nourished?


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?