[Again] presents An Introduction to The Oulipo By Daniel Cartwright

[Again] presents An Introduction to The Oulipo By Daniel Cartwright

Tuesday 21th February, 7.45-9.15pm

Daniel Cartwright will give an introduction to The Oulipo

The Oulipo - Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle - was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François le Lionnais, in order to explore a conjunction of mathematics and literature. They engaged in formally-defined constraints, procedures and combinations in writing, insisting that literary potential lay not in the liberation from rational control, as advocated by the Surrealists, but rather by embracing these forms. Along with its founders, the group has counted Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews and Jacques Roubaud among its members and continues to this day. This presentation will give an overview of the Oulipo’s work and its context, and some reflections on the questions that emerge.

Daniel Cartwright is a PhD Candidate at The University of Westminster working on The Oulipo.

All Hallows Church
10 Copperfield Street
Southwark
SE1 0EL

We are located off Union Street after the Jerwood space, and a few minutes walk from the Tate Modern. Our closest tube stations are Southwark (Jubilee) and Borough (Northern).

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

[Again] presents An Introduction to The Romantic Kant by Liam Sprod

[Again] presents An Introduction to The Romantic Kant by Liam Sprod

Tuesday 8th , 7.45-9.15pm

Liam Sprod will give an introduction to The Romantic Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is one of the great figures of Enlightenment philosophy, and as such is often considered a dry and overly-technical arch-rationalist—a position that is emphasised by his intimidating centrality within the history of western philosophy. However, what is often obscured by this legacy, is that the main trust of his thought is actually a criticism of reason and its metaphysical pretensions. This lecture uses the influence that Kant's thought had on a group of thinkers and poets grouped together under the title of ‘Early German Romanticism’ (circa 1794-1808), who are usually dismissed at anti-enlightenment purveyors of mysticism but whose legacy is still felt in culture today, to introduce and re-examine just how radical and exciting Kant’s criticism of the pretensions of reason was in his own time; and how instead of a dry defender of reason he can instead be considered as a proto-romantic thinker of darkness, abysses, fragments and ruins.

Liam Sprod has recently completed his PhD at The London Graduate School, Kingston University.

His research uses an investigation of the asymmetry of time and space in the work of Immanuel Kant and the phenomenological tradition as a way to open up and restructure the confrontation between idealism and realism, and thus address – without resorting to polemical endorsement or rejection – the charge of correlationism and the catastrophic characterisation of Kant put forward by Quentin Meillassoux. Additional research interests include: the ontology of hauntology; the philosophy of art theory; the futural temporality of the nuclear age; and, objectness and art at the end of history.

His most recent book is Nuclear Futurism: The work of art in the age of remainderless destruction (Winchester: Zero Books, 2012). He has recently spoken at a symposium on Nuclear Culture on Film at The Arts Catalyst, London and presented a paper on ‘The Metaphysics of Messianic Time’ at the University of Iceland. He had previously taught at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden and the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia

All Hallows Church (Entrance through double doors in public gardens)
10 Copperfield Street
Southwark
SE1 0EL

We are located off Union Street after the Jerwood space, and a few minutes walk from the Tate Modern. Our closest tube stations are Southwark (Jubilee) and Borough (Northern).

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

[Again] Theory and Crisis

[Again] Theory and Crisis

Sunday 25th September, 3-5pm

If a crisis is always a break from the past, how can we re-purpose it for a better future? How can theoretical reflection contribute to our political practice? Our workshop will pose these questions through an exploration of the political concept of crisis. What is a crisis, who gets to decide, is it always negative? We aim to provoke imaginative and personal responses to these ideas, and to show the value, for political activists, of creating time and space for thought. http://theworldtransformed.org/

[Again] Education: Thinking 'Work' Together

[Again] Education: Thinking 'Work' Together

Saturday 11th June, 1pm

This participatory workshop will experiment with a collective mode of learning that begins from sharing our own personal experiences of a particular political or economic issue in order to pose critical theoretical questions about that issue. Here participants will be asked to reflect upon their own relation to working and not working: how it makes us feel, how we would prefer it to be etc. We will then shape these personal reflections into theoretical questions around work and anti-work and critically examine these together. The workshop requires no prior reading, however it will require a willingness to share personal feelings and experiences of work and/or unemployment.

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The Function Room
The Cock Tavern
Euston 23 Phoenix Road
London
NW1 1HB

[Again] presents An Introduction to Walter Benjamin by Christopher Law

[Again] presents An Introduction to Walter Benjamin by Christopher Law

Tuesday 10th May, 7.45-9.15pm

Christopher Law will give an introduction to Walter Benjamin

Christopher Law is completing his PhD in Culture Studies at  The University of London, Goldsmiths.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

Professor Jacqueline Rose on Feminism and the Theorisation of Violence

Professor Jacqueline Rose on Feminism and the Theorisation of Violence

Tuesday 26th April, 7.45-9.15pm

Professor Jacqueline Rose on Feminism and the Theorisation of Violence

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of Humanities at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London. She is internationally known for her writing on feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and the politics and ideology of Israel-Palestine. Her books include Sexuality in the Field of Vision (1986, Verso Radical Thinkers, 2006), The Haunting of Sylvia Plath (1991), States of Fantasy (1996), The Question of Zion (2005), The Last Resistance (2007), Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East (2012) and the novel Albertine (2001). Women in Dark Times has just been published by Bloomsbury. Conversations with Jacqueline Rose came out in 2010, and The Jacqueline Rose Reader in 2011. States of Fantasy and The Last Resistance have formed the basis of musical compositions by the acclaimed young American composer, Mohammed Fairouz. A regular writer for The London Review of Books , she wrote and presented the 2002 Channel 4 TV Documentary, Dangerous Liaison – Israel and the United States. She is a co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices in the UK and a Fellow of the British Academy. She previously taught at Queen Mary University of London as Professor of English, and in Autumn 2014, as Diane Middlebrook/Carl Djerassi Professor of Gender Studies in Cambridge.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to Luce Irigaray

An Introduction to Luce Irigaray

Tuesday 12th April, 7.45-9.15pm

Isabell Dahms will give an introduction to Luce Irigaray

Isabell Dahms is completing her PhD on Contemporary Gendered Readings of Hegel at The Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to Edmund Husserl

An Introduction to Edmund Husserl

Tuesday 29th March, 7.45-9.15pm

Andrew Bevan will give an introduction to Edmund Husserl

Andrew Bevan is completing his PhD on Affect at The Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

Professor Vron Ware on Whiteness

Professor Vron Ware on Whiteness

Tuesday 15th March, 7.45-9.15pm

Professor Vron Ware on Whiteness

Vron Ware is currently a Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Kingston University, UK. She started writing about whiteness in the early 80s when she was editor of Searchlight, the anti-fascist magazine. Her books include: Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History; Out of Whiteness: Colour, Politics, and Culture (with Les Back); Who Cares about Britishness?; and Military Migrants: Fighting for YOUR country.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to Antonin Artaud

An Introduction to Antonin Artaud

Tuesday 1st March, 7.45-9.15pm

Joel White will give an introduction to Antonin Artaud

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

Dr Alberto Toscano on Fanaticism

Dr Alberto Toscano on Fanaticism

Tuesday 16th February, 7.45-9.15pm

Dr Alberto Toscano on Fanaticism

Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, where he co-directs the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, University of London. He is the author of Cartographies of the Absolute (co-authored with Jeff Kinkle, 2015), Fanaticism (2010), and The Theatre of Production (2006). He has translated numerous works by Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri and others. He edits "The Italian List" for Seagull Books and is a member of the editorial board of Historical Materialism. - See more at: http://en.museuberardo.pt/education/activities/world-already-without-us#sthash.1ddofIr2.dpuf

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to C.S. Peirce

An Introduction to C.S. Peirce

Tuesday 2nd February, 7.45-9.15pm

Dr Chryssa Sdrolia will give an introduction to C.S. Peirce

Dr Chryssa Sdrolia has recently attained her PhD on C.S. Peirce from the Cultural Studies department at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2013, she co-edited the book Deleuze and Philosophical Practice.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Suggested donation: £1.00.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to the metropolis by David Cunningham

An Introduction to the metropolis by David Cunningham

Tuesday 15th December, 7.45pm

David Cunningham will give an introduction to the ‘the metropolis’.


David Cunningham is Deputy Director of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Radical Philosophy.



The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to 'Psychoanalysis and Art' by Josh Cohen

An Introduction to 'Psychoanalysis and Art' by Josh Cohen

Tuesday 1st December, 7.45pm

Josh Cohen will give an introduction to 'Psychoanalysis and Art'.


Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis, modern literature and aesthetic theory, and four books including Interrupting Auschwitz: Art, Religion, Philosophy, How to Read Freud and most recently, The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark.



The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An introduction to minimal ethics by Joanna Zylinska

An introduction to minimal ethics by Joanna Zylinska

Tuesday 17th November, 7.45pm

Joanna Zylinska will give an introduction to ‘minimal ethics’.


Joanna Zylinska is a writer, lecturer, artist and curator, working in the areas of new technologies and new media, ethics, photography and art. She is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of five books - most recently, Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2014; e-version freely available), Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (with Sarah Kember; MIT Press, 2012) and Bioethics in the Age of New Media (MIT Press, 2009) - she is also the editor of The Cyborg Experiments: the Extensions of the Body in the Media Age, a collection of essays on the work of performance artists Stelarc and Orlan (Continuum, 2002) and co-editor of Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (University of Nebraska Press, 2007). Her translation of Stanislaw Lem's major philosophical treatise, Summa Technologiae, came out from the University of Minnesota's Electronic Mediations series in 2013. Her own work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Turkish.



The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

Gilbert Simondon and Niels Bohr, technology and quantum epistemology

Gilbert Simondon and Niels Bohr, technology and quantum epistemology

Tuesday 3rd November, 7.45pm

Franziska Aigner, 'Gilbert Simondon and Niels Bohr, technology and quantum epistemology'

The central concern for this talk is the shift in the understanding of technology effectuated by the quantum-mechanical project at the beginning of the 20th century. In this regard, I would like to stage an encounter between the work of French philosopher Gilbert Simondon and Quantum-phycicist Niels Bohr. This encounter is structured according to a two-fold question: what is the role of technology both in deriving knowledge about this world as well as in bringing about this very world we seek to understand?

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Entry: £1 (voluntary donation). All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

Jussi Palmusaari, 'Subjectivity in Rancière and Agamben'

Jussi Palmusaari, 'Subjectivity in Rancière and Agamben'

Tuesday 20th October, 7.45pm

Jussi Palmusaari, 'Subjectivity in Rancière and Agamben'.

In this session we will discuss Rancière’s and Agamben’s understandings of subjectivity and its relations to history. Their works will be seen as attempts to detach the political subject from historical temporality, understood as a linear chronological movement towards a goal. By comparing their alternative visions of subjectivity and history we will try to see their shared presuppositions and point out some problems these might include.

Jussi Palmusaari is completing his PhD at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston.

Masa Kosugi, 'Bergson, Dialectic and the Metaphysical Origin of the Political'

Masa Kosugi, 'Bergson, Dialectic and the Metaphysical Origin of the Political'

Tuesday 6th October, 7.45pm

Immanuel Kant warned us that human reason is destined to dwell within the “battleground of endless conflicts”, and this prophecy certainly remains valid today. In an attempt to critique and to envisage a way to go beyond the fundamental political impasses that confront our collective existence, this talk will extract a unique dialectical logic from Henri Bergson’s philosophical method, known as the method of intuition.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Masa Kosugi is completing his PhD on Bergson in the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Entry: £1 (voluntary donation). All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

An Introduction to the Enlightenment by Howard Caygill

An Introduction to the Enlightenment by Howard Caygill

Tuesday 29th September, 8pm

Howard Caygill will present a reading Kafka's parable on the enlightenment 'A Message From the Emperor'.

The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

Howard Caygill is Professor Of Modern European Philosophy at the CRMEP at Kingston University. He is the author of many books including On resistance: a philosophy of defiance (2013); Levinas and the political (2002); Walter Benjamin: the colour of experience (1998); A Kant dictionary (1995); and Art of judgment (1989).

Entry fee: £3.00. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

All proceeds go towards covering basic costs. [Again] is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit organisation.

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19th March 2015, 19.45

This second event in the Philosophical Biopic series will explore the relationship between the biopic and written biography. In order to do so, it will take an interview conducted with Ray Monk, author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, and Derek Jarman’s film Wittgenstein as its points of departure. Is there a difference between a life in writing and a life in images?

Thursday 19th March, 19.45 – 22.00
The Common House
Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London E2 9QG

NEXT ‘INTRODUCTIONS’ TALK – STELLA SANDFORD ON FEMINISM

NEXT ‘INTRODUCTIONS’ TALK – STELLA SANDFORD ON FEMINISM

Wednesday 4th March 2015

7pm
Housmans Bookshop,
5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX

‘Introducing feminism’ – Prof. Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University)

[Again]‘s ‘Introductions’ series of talks aims to tackle contemporary political issues in an accessible manner. Each half hour talk will be given by an expert in the particular field, and will be followed by an open discussion. A hand-out with a list of further reading will be provided.

Stella Sandford will provide an insight into feminism’s latest debates and challenges, from the perspective of the feminist tradition in philosophy and theory. Stella Sandford is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the CRMEP, Kingston University and has published and taught widely on the intersection of philosophy, feminist theory and politics.

Admission is £3 (redeemable against the purchase of any book). No prior registration is required.

PHILOSOPHICAL BIOPIC #1 – THE LAST DAYS OF IMMANUEL KANT

PHILOSOPHICAL BIOPIC #1 – THE LAST DAYS OF IMMANUEL KANT

24th February 2015, 19.45

For the first event in the Philosophical Biopics series, [Again] will be screening Philippe Collin’s 1993 film The Last Days of Immanuel Kant. It will be followed by a talk by Steve Howard, which will situate aspects of the film in relation to Kant’s philosophy and explore some of the film’s central themes. This will then open up into a more general discussion with all participants about some of the issues the Philosophical Biopics series aims to explore. In particular, we will consider the following question: Is there a significant connection between the philosopher’s life and their thought?

Tuesday 24th February, 19.45 – 22.00
The Common House
Unit 5E
Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green, London
E2 9QG

BIOPOLITICS CONFERENCE CFP (MARCH 13TH – 14TH)

BIOPOLITICS CONFERENCE CFP (MARCH 13TH – 14TH)

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 16th

Italian Biopolitical Theory: Life, Power and Political Theology Interrogation into the nexus between power and life, characterised by Foucault as ‘biopolitics’, has been taken up by many thinkers in the past twenty years. So much so that it is now justifiably perceived as one of the most important fields in continental philosophy. With the desire to understand and confront the political stakes as well as the more challenging concepts at the forefront of this exciting domain, Italian thinkers have come to embody innovation in this field: Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito and Antonio Negri being good examples. Despite many differences between thinkers, some clear themes, methods and problems can be discerned – both traditional-philosophical (e.g. the subject, political community, sovereignty, genealogy), and unique to their approach (the logic-life relationship, biblical exegesis, etc.).

This conference aims to rigorously explore the nuances of these Italian political philosophers, with the aim of making connections, drawing conclusions and producing readings.

Some questions to consider:

What scope does the inclusion-exclusion paradigm have? What is the difference between the logic of immunity and the logic of sovereignty? What or where is the locus of resistance? Can economic determination be included within the concept of nuda vita? How does the church (ekklesia) function? What is praxis and what is the relationship between this new trend in biopolitical theory and the Marxian tradition? How is the macro-physics of power related to the so-called ‘micro- physics’? What is the relationship between the oikonomia and the economy?

Keynotes confirmed: Prof. William Watkin (Brunel, London)
Dr. Michael Lewis (UWE, Bristol)
Dr. Lorenzo Chiesa

Details: March 13th, 12 – 5pm
March 14th, 9am – afternoon.
Bristol, UK. [Again] organisation, UWE Philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy.

We welcome abstracts (300-500 words) for papers on the topics in question. Papers will each last 30 minutes with 15-20 minutes for discussion.

FIRST ‘INTRODUCTIONS’ TALK!

FIRST ‘INTRODUCTIONS’ TALK!

‘Contemporary Journalism’ with Nick Davies - 7pm, January 28th

For the first Introduction, we shall be joined by Nick Davies, an award-winning journalist and writer. He shall be discussing the News International phone hacking scandal, which he was directly involved in exposing and which his latest book preoccupies itself with. The scandal highlights just some of the problems presented to us by journalism as it exists today: what kind of political power do newspapers exercise? To what extent are the police ‘public servants’? How is the press to exist so as to promote democracy and truth? Nick’s talk will be followed by a Q&A where we hope to discuss the political aspects of journalism.

Admission is £3 (redeemable against the purchase of any book)

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #5 – ‘PHILOSOPHY, NEUROSCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY’

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #5 – ‘PHILOSOPHY, NEUROSCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY’

Thursday 9th October – ‘Philosophy, neuroscience, psychology’, Andrew Bevan and Charlie Clarke

Our October Conversation will explore the ever-evolving and vital relationship of philosophy to neuroscience and psychology, by way of affect, sexuality and death.

Andrew will explore the relation of continental philosophy to the neurosciences starting from its historical contempt arising from a biology conceived as reductionist and genetically deterministic. Today’s biological subject is instead characterised by epigenetics and plasticity – the subject takes part in its own formation and the universal laws of neurobiology instead produce diversity and singularity, a subject that appears now “genetically determined not to be genetically determined” (Ansermet and Magistretti). Centring on the conceptualisation of affect and the non-conscious, we will discuss how philosophy, psychoanalysis and neuroscience today participate in shaping a critical ontology of ourselves and why philosophy must engage with neuroscience to affirm the radical potential of plastic subjectivity and counter reductionist tendencies that would misinterpret or impose limits on this potential through the reinstatement of a metaphysics of presence.

Charlie will discuss the work of Jean Laplanche. Grounded in an immanent critique of the Freudian corpus, Laplanche’s work constructs a meta-psychology that radically re-determines the constitutive function of trauma, otherness, drive and sexuality in the formation of the human being. Given that the death drive has been (see Adorno) and remains (see Brassier) the most fertile concept for a philosophical appropriation of Freud, we will consider Laplanche’s assertion that this concept only remains meaningful as a latent re-affirmation of the traumatic intrusion of an alien sexuality. In doing so we will consider the following question: which trauma is more traumatizing, sexuality or death?

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #4 – ‘THE THOUGHT OF DRONE’

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #4 – ‘THE THOUGHT OF DRONE’

Wednesday, August 27th, 19:00 – 21:00

LARC, (62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES)

In this session, we will listen to and think about drone. Drone, as the use of continuous sustained tones throughout a musical piece, is fundamental to numerous musical practices across history, from Indian classical music to European folk music, but held little importance in the development of the Western classical tradition. The 1960s, however, saw practitioners within the burgeoning experimental music movement, such as La Monte Young and Tony Conrad, begin a deep exploration of the drone within a context that spanned various traditions of music, art, and mysticism and has now expanded into countless musical genres and subgenres.

Iain will begin by considering the significance of this move – what is the ontological status of the drone, what kind of shift from the epistemology of Western classical music do we see occurring in experimental music, and what kind of listening subject does the emergence of drone music imply?

Starting from this musical context, Michiko then aims to open up listening to drone to another mode of philosophical thinking. Drone can be conceptualised as the anxious and dreadful experience of a flickering threshold between representation and non-representation in subject formation, allowing the listening subject to immerse itself in the continuous tones of narratives, in the formless blob of feelings and sensations. By sketching out Kierkegaard’s dread and Kafka’s anxious world of Odradek (in reference to Adorno’s idea of aesthetic experience), she will try to illuminate drone as a place of aesthetic experience where the feeling of dread and anxiety signals the transformation of individual entities into a transcendent social being.

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #2 – ‘THINKING CURRENCY’

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #2 – ‘THINKING CURRENCY’

June 16, 2014

The next Conversation, ‘Thinking Currency’ will be held at LARC on Wednesday, 9th July.

The Conversation on ‘Currency’ will be divided into two parts. Alice Martin will present a brief genealogy of money considering its relation to materiality, production and exchange. This will be followed by a working visual essay on currency and the body from Nicole Morris, leading into a discussion of the technical object and prosthetics by Maria Dada. This will conclude the first part of the conversation, allowing for the second part to open up questions on the points of intersection between the three presentations.

19:00 – 21:00, Wednesday, 9th July
London Action Resource Centre
62 Fieldgate Street,
London,
E1 1ES

We hope to see you there!

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #1 – ‘EXPLOSION AND IMPLOSION’

[AGAIN] CONVERSATION #1 – ‘EXPLOSION AND IMPLOSION’

May 8, 2014

We are looking forward to the first event in our ongoing ‘[Again] Conversations’ series, to be held at the LARC in Whitechapel (62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES) at 19:00 on Wednesday May 14th! The title of this dialogue is ‘Explosion and Implosion’ and will involve Steve Howard, Will Stronge, and of course anyone present who wishes to contribute. Particular focus will be placed upon Kant’s early work and Marshall Mcluhan’s work on media. How are concepts of explosion and implosion related to the social/philosophical/cultural backgrounds that engender them? Where is the point of intersection between these two antithetical concepts?

[AGAIN] STREAM AT LCCT 2014

[AGAIN] STREAM AT LCCT 2014

January 25, 2014

[Again] is organising a stream at the London Conference in Critical Thought 2014, 27-28th June, at Goldsmiths, London.

The stream topic is ‘Philosophy and critical thought inside and outside the university’. Please see the full call for papers here: http://londoncritical.org/.

SOVEREIGNTY AND THE HUMAN: EXPLORING BATAILLE’S ACCURSED SHARE PROJECT

SOVEREIGNTY AND THE HUMAN: EXPLORING BATAILLE’S ACCURSED SHARE PROJECT

[Again] and UWE Philosophy, Bristol, April 25th 2014 South Bank Club, Dean Lane, BS3 1DB Keynote Speakers: Prof. Howard Caygill (CRMEP, Kingston University), Prof. Scott Wilson, Edia Connole (Kingston University) and Dr. Oxana Timofeeva (Humboldt University, Berlin)

This conference will explore the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, through his three volume Accursed Share project.

The Accursed Share is an outrageously enigmatic and ambitious series of texts, traversing a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political theory, cultural studies, and of course, philosophy.

This conference aims to explore some themes from the texts and to cultivate the continuing discussion concerning Bataille’s thought.