Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Power of the Monstrous


The Power of the Monstrous: a Seminar Series and an International Conference
Identity, Alterity, Monstrosity: Figures of the multitude
Seminar Series
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End road
London E1 4NS
Arts Two Building, room 3.16
All meetings @ 5 p.m.

26 February
Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel University, London and Collège international de philosophie) and Caroline Williams (Queen Mary, University of London), The Power of the Monstrous

26 March
Oliver Feltham (American University of Paris), Who is the ruling authority? Spinoza and Hobbes on power and subjectivity
Andrea Bardin (Brunel University, London),  The Early-Modern Metamorphosis of the Body Politic: Hobbes’s Anomaly

14 May
Jason Read (University of Southern Maine), The Affective Composition of the Political: From Negative Solidarity to Collective Indignatio

11 June
Dimitris Vardoulakis (University of Western Sidney), "The main political question is to identify the enemy": Negri's Monster.

The Power of the Monstrous
International Conference
Brunel University, London
School of Social Sciences
Uxbridge UB8 3PH
Gaskell building, room 239
26-27 June 2014 @ 9.30 a.m.

Laurent Bove (Université de Picardie, Emeritus), La monstruosité chez Camus: de l’absurde à l’histoire
Fabio Frosini (Università di Urbino), Absolute and relative perfection of the "monsters": politics and history in Giacomo Leopardi 
Annie Ibrahim (Former programme director at the Collège international de philosophie, and Groupe d'études du matérialisme rationnel) Les monstres de Diderot, entre physiologie et politique
Arnaud Milanese (ENS, Lyon and CERPHI), The Beast and the Sovereign according to Hobbes
Vittorio Morfino (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Lucretius and Monsters: Between Bergson and Canguilhem
Mark Neocleous (Brunel University, London), The Monster and the Police
Sue Ruddick (University of Toronto), Monstrous Earth
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Irrational, Extreme, Populist: The New Fear of the Masses in Debt Society
Amy Stefanovic (The School of Humanities and Communication Arts. The University of Western Sydney) The Extralegal Beast: On Hobbes and Sovereignty
Lasse Thomassen (Queen Mary, University of London) Monstrous Masses Beyond Representation: the Spanish Indignados
Andrea Torrano (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba), The Political Monster between Sovereignity and Biopolitics

Info and booking:
The seminar series and the conference are supported by:
Collège International de Philosophie, Paris
TheoryLAB, London
School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
School of Social Sciences, Brunel University, London
CERPHI: Institut d’histoire de la pensée classique, Lyon


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