Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Events for early 2011

‘Spaghetti Communism? The Politics of the Italian Western’, Marxism in Culture seminar, Senate House, London (25 March 2011)

‘Screening Series: ‘Critical Criticism. Radically funny’, Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend (1967), INC research group in continental philosophy, Goldsmiths, London (18 February 2011).

Dark Materialism

Dark Materialism
12 January 2011 , 13:00 to 18:00
Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum

This symposium draws on recent paradigms in contemporary philosophy, physics and critical theory. It assembles unique and multidisciplinary reflections on the idea of darkness in its relation to matter in diverse locations, namely: physics, astronomy, ecology, mysticism, speculative realism, psychoanalysis and literature. As a conceptual framework, dark materialism engages with matter at the thresholds of its annihilation and disappearance beyond the topographies of ‘base materialism’ and at the very edges of forms of thought where the objects, things, Things and no-things on which it depended exert their independence. Darkness, in matter, energy, ecology and life itself, in black holes in the universe and in the mind, emerges as baseless and founding, exterior and interior at once. It leaves thought in the void, enabling disruptions and speculative realignments of diverse concepts and the real itself, reshaping not only the world of ideas but also the very order of things.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Hostile Objects

Theory Research Group Presents
'Hostile Objects'
Evan Calder Williams (Santa Cruz)

Thursday 20th January 2011
University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus